- Sunday Igboho has asked the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi to forgive him
- The Yoruba activist was seen in a viral video casting aspersions on the revered monarch
- Igboho made the comments in reaction to the monarch's visit to President Muhammadu Buhari
Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho has asked the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi to forgive him, over a statement he made about the monarch’s visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He made the comment at a virtual meeting with some Yorubas in the diaspora.
The video from the meeting, however, went viral as Igboho was seen casting aspersions on the revered monarch.
Although, Igboho in an interview monitored by The PUNCH, denied insulting the monarch.
He, however, begged for forgiveness from the monarch if whatever he said appeared as an insult to the Ooni.
“I was pained by the issue, my tongue was caught up in the moment. I spoke according to how pained I was.”
Recall that Igboho had on Monday, January 25 declared that he will soon visit all the southwest states to issue quit notices to Fulani herdsmen.
The activist made the statement while featuring on a radio show in Osun state, adding that the southwest zone is now a no-go area for armed herdsmen to perpetrate evil any longer.
He also called on all Yorubas to be united in waging war against insecurity and other nefarious activities in the zone.
This week, the activist visited Ogun state where he declared that he was invited by the government to help out chase away killer herdsmen.
However, in a swift reaction, Ogun commissioner for information and strategy, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odusile, said the activist was not invited by the state government.
Odusile further said the so-called invitation emanated from an interview granted by Hon. Remmy Hazzan, the special adviser on public communication to Governor Dapo Abiodun, adding that the governor's aide's words were twisted by fifth columnists.