*condemn attack on Igboho’s house
By; AYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Chairman of Odua People’s Congress, (OPC), Comrade Rotimi Olumo on Tuesday asked traditional rulers across Yorubaland to rise up and settle the rift between Governor Seyi Makinde and Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho now. Comrade Olumo who stated this in Ibadan while addressing newsmen declared that arresting Sunday Igboho now or intimidating him may be counter – productive, as it is not the solution to the issue at hand
The OPC Chairman stressed that an end to the rift between Governor Makinde and Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho now will be in the overall interest of the entire Yorubarace.
“There is an urgent need to sue for peace between Governor Makinde and Igboho at a time like this when the Yoruba nation is faced with security challenges posed by Fulani herdsmen. Security needs to be carefully handled”, he said.
Comrade Olumo added, “our traditional rulers must come out in clear terms against the negative acts of the Fulanis and not allow them to prevail over us. Sunday Igboho has really done a good work which is to ensure that there is peace in Oyo State”.
He maintained that Chief Adeyemo Igboho is no doubt, “an invaluable future material not only to the state, but Nigeria as a whole” adding, “the menace being caused by some unscrupulous Fulani’s who are bent on brigandage, kidnappings and killings should be cause for concern for anyone.”
According to the OPC Chairman, “the visit of Sunday Igboho to Igangan is a right step in the right direction and should not be used to cause any rift between the Aare Onakakanfo and Igboho.
On the razing of Chief Sunday Igboho’s house at Soka Area of Ibadan by some suspected hoodlums, the OPC Chairman called on the concerned authorities to ensure that the perpetrators are all brought to book and not allowed to go scot free.