The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja 11, has reportedly disclosed how he visited President Buhari on Sunday Igboho's case and he advised him to warn the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, to stay calm and exercise patience but he did not listen.
According to the Ooni, Igboho was fighting a just cause but his approach was wrong and he was also misled by some politicians. "Before Igboho was arrested and detained at Prison Civile de Cotonou (Cotonou Civil Prison). I visited President Buhari on his case and we discussed it. I told him that Igboho is our son, he advised us to warn him to stay calm and exercise patience. After I left the President's place, I called on monarchs and elders of Yoruba land for a meeting to advise Igboho to exercise patience, but he got carried away by the praises of those who were not even solidly behind him. Sunday Adeyemo started abusing everyone, including the monarchs I sent to him, he hurled so many bad words but he is still our son. He grew up in Ife and all that he has become today, started from Ife, but how he started, he wanted to fight for his kinsmen where he came from. He stood up and fought for those killed in Oke Ogun. He tried his best but when he started receiving different advice from people, it overwhelmed him. God owns forgiveness. We’ve forgiven him. If he had listened, he wouldn’t have found himself in his current travail. We are trying our best to secure his release. Who can fight with the government? You’ve to be smart and use your senses to get your rights from the government, not by shouting. Like I have always told the government, they should have called the agitators for a dialogue," he said.
The monarch disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), where he talked about how Igboho's secession agitation landed him in prison.
He however, urged other Yoruba Nation agitators to consider dialogue.
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