Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho is derailing. He is missing the road and he may end up blaming himself because at the end of the day he may find himself all alone, a pariah. And then it will be very late for him to change course.
When he started, his focus was on some herdsmen who carry assault rifles to attack farmers on their farms, who kidnap for ransom and are involved in a number of other crimes.
He travelled all the way to Ibarapa zone of Oyo State to evict the armed herdsmen from the area. The aftermaths of his presence in the area is still there. Mr. Abdulkadir Saliu, the Seriki Fulani, lost his properties as suspected hoodlums descended on his properties.
Now Sunday Igboho has stepped out of his fight against the herdsmen. He has openly said that Yoruba don't want Nigeria again, and that what the people want is a Yoruba nation. Sunday Igboho has stepped beyond the bounds.
What he was saying is that Nigeria should disintegrate. And that violates the constitution of the country. Even the Yoruba people can't say that they want to leave Nigeria. They have benefitted a lot.
Yoruba have produced a president and a vice president since 1999 that Nigeria returned to democracy. Yes. Former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the incumbent vice president Yemi Osinbajo are Yoruba. Not only that Yoruba have produced three different speakers.
Mr. Femi Gbajamiabila, the current speakers of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole and Mrs. Olubunmi Etteh are former speakers who are Yoruba. So, what else does Sunday Igboho want?
Now Sunday Igboho could have asked for is that presidency must move to southwest in 2023. That's a highly reasonable demand he ought to make.
The last time a Yoruba man was in power was from 1999 to 2007. That's about fourteen years ago. It has been long. Now is the time for Yoruba to return to power. And that should be the centre focus of Mr. Sunday Igboho.
He should compel the two major political parties: the All Progresives Congress and the People's Democratic Party to zone its presidential ticket to the southwest region.
Of course, Sunday Igboho can go on to be favoured. His demand for Yoruba land to be free of armed herdsmen can be met. A Yoruba president won't fold his hands while the herdsmen invade their land.
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