*says he must not be consumed
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has tasked influential monarchs and South-West governors to intervene in the present travails of Sunday Adeyemo Igboho.
Iba Gani Adams made the appeal on Wednesday while speaking on invasion of the residence of the Yoruba rights activist by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) and his subsequent being declared wanted.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland specifically called on the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; and the Alake and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, to come to the rescue of Sunday Igboho,
According to the Yoruba generalissimo, the time is now for influential monarchs and South-West governors to intervene in Igboho’s travail, saying, “from my experience, it is difficult to fight the government and win.”
“I appeal to our traditional rulers starting from Ooni, to Alake and other leaders, including our Governors who Sunday had abused and insulted . You know he insulted me too but we need to forgive and help him. We must not allow this to consume him”, he said
Iba Gani Adams added, “we are appealing to them generally not to allow Sunday Igboho to be consumed. The issue on the ground now is about the interest of the Yoruba Nation. Either you support self-determination or not, anything that happens to Sunday Igboho will be a slap to the entire Yoruba race”.
” They should not forget that the issue on the ground is not only the issue of self-determination. It is also about insecurity – that some tribes are determined to overrun our own region. If you allow this to consume Sunday Igboho, it will create an advantage for the criminals, who have already invaded our farms and communities to cause a security threat.”
The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland stated, “at the same time, I appeal to all agitators that they should not abuse anybody that defer or disagree on self-determination, that believes in the devolution of power. We shouldn’t abuse those who said publicly that they believe in the devolution of power. We should not be enemies.”