- There is no plan to attack the palace of a foremost monarch in Ogun state according to Sunday Igboho
- Recall that Igboho spokesman, Olayomi Koiko, had threatened that the agitator will invade the palace of Alake of Egbaland
- This was said in reaction to the position of Alake on the secession of Yoruba nation
The report that Yoruba youths under the leadership of Sunday Igboho will invade the palace of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo has been discredited.
Sunday Igboho through his senior adviser on Media and Publicity, Dapo Salami, said he is not a party to what his spokesman Olayomi Koiko said.
Koiko had in a viral video threatened the Oduduwa agitators would soon attack the monarch in his palace and other traditional rulers who do not support their agitation, The Nation reports.
Salami said Igboho is not in support of Koiko's statement because Alake of Egbaland is a major leader in Yorubaland.
“Koiki came in from the United Kingdom so he does not understand some things. We are not for violence, we are not going to invade any Oba’s Palace. We respect them all, they are our fathers and we will never disrespect them.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 election, Obadiah Mailafia, has spoken against any possible arrest of Igboho.
The politician who a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Wednesday, March 24, that it would be unwise for security agents to arrest the activist.
He argued that Igboho is fighting for his people and should be left alone.
Legit.ng also reported that following the agitation for a sovereign Yoruba state by Sunday Igboho, the governor of Ondo, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has warned the self-styled activist and others agitating for Oduduwa nation to stay away from the state.
Akeredolu said the Ondo people have elected to stay in the federal republic of Nigeria as constituted at present.
He said no part of the entire state, known and delineated as Ondo state, would permit any gathering or agitation which may suggest, however remotely, that the people are in support of what he termed ‘unthinking rabble-rousin
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