- Popular Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, has said his statement regarding Pastor Adeboye and his son's death was misunderstood
- Igboho said he never insulted or mocked the revered cleric over the demise of his son, Pastor Dare
- The Yoruba activist said he was only cursing Yoruba elders who have refused to join the agitation for the Yoruba nation
Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), a Yoruba Nation agitator, has denied mocking the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the death of his son, The Nation reported.
Igboho had attracted public outrage after a video of him appeared on social media raining curses on any leader or cleric who refuses to support the secession agitation.
The Yoruba activist had been asked in the video to commiserate with Adeboye over the death of his son.
However, he reacted angrily, saying he won't commiserate with the man of God because he did not declare his support for the Yoruba nation.
I never mocked Adeboye over son’s death - Igboho
Following the backlash on social media, Igboho in another viral video has backtracked saying he never insulted Pastor Adeboye, The Nation stated.
He clarified that he was referring to elders who were allegedly sabotaging the efforts of the Yoruba Nation.
He was quoted to have said:
“May we not experience untimely death, I did not insult Baba, or speak ill of him or the dead. If you look at the video, you’ll see that it was not related to him.
“I only placed curses on all elders who have powers and can help Yoruba nation but have refused to help the struggle.
“I was referring to the elders, why will you have power? Influence? and you can see how we are suffering and being killed, you are supposed to pity and help us.
“God knows when we’ll all leave this world, he owns us, we’ll all die someday. I did not mock the Adeboye family over their son’s demise.
“May God forgive us all, and grant Baba Adeboye long life. I did not abuse him. I only placed a curse on those who are sabotaging the efforts of the Yoruba Nation."
Yoruba group seeks clampdown on Sunday Igboho
Meanwhile, a Yoruba organisation, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), has strongly rejected the secessionist agitation being championed by Igboho.
The pan-Yoruba group, YAF, staged a protest on Thursday, May 6, in Ado Ekiti to condemn Igboho's secession agenda, describing such a move as treasonable and unpatriotic.
The group also lampooned the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, for allegedly spearheading arson attacks and killings under the guise of secession in the southeast.