The camp of a popular Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho has rejected the intervention and entreaties of the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi.
Oba Akanbi, while reacting to the raid on Igboho’s residence by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to forgive the Yoruba activist.
The monarch, in the letter signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alli Ibraheem, stated that he would invite Igboho for a peace talk at the appropriate time.
“He is a novice in handling issues against the government. He is a gift to us in Yoruba. He has pledged his readiness to listen to us. I appeal to your Excellency to slow down the security trail on Sunday Igboho. I have the assurance adhering to this piece will go a long way in strengthening the unity of Nigeria. I promise your Excellency that Igboho will mind his steps henceforth. He has suffered a lot. He would step down agitations. I will bring him for a peace talk at the appropriate time,” the monarch said in the letter.
Reacting, the spokesman of Igboho, Mr Olayomi Koiki, during an interview session with The Nation said that his principal has no contact with the monarch, adding Igboho has no plan to drop his activism for the establishment of the Yoruba Nation.
Koiki further added that he was not aware of any contact lately between Oba Akanbi and Igboho.
“Not at any time, not even a single call,” he said.
However, he admitted that Igboho visited the monarch in 2018.
According to him, the visit was to honour the monarch who had initially visited Igboho at his residence.
“The news that Chief Sunday Adeyemo visited the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi is not true,” he said.
“The 2018 picture was taken during a return visit after he (Oluwo) came to chief’s house.”