Alleged Assassination Plot: Ooni of Ife's Peace Move Over Sunday Igboho vs Gani Adams' Clash Fails

Alleged Assassination Plot: Ooni of Ife's Peace Move Over Sunday Igboho vs Gani Adams' Clash Fails

  • The rift between Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba nation activist and the Aare Oba Kakanfo, Gani Adams, has taken a new shape
  • Despite the peace move by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the two activists have continued to threaten each other with legal suit
  • In a new development, Gani Adams said a viral voice note attributed to him on the issue was distorted and targeted at tarnishing his reputation journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

The feud between Yorubaland's Aare Ona Kakanfo, Gani Adams, and Yoruba Nation activist Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) has escalated.

The two campaigners have refused to put down their swords despite a peace accord mediated by major traditional rulers, including the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

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Gani Adams clarifies alleged voice note linked to him amid face-off with Sunday Igboho
Ooni of Ife's peace move to addresses clash between Sunday Igboho and Gani Adams yet to yield result. Photo Credit: Gani Adams, Sunday Igboho
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Adams and Igboho's legal tussle

The Punch reported that Adams and Igboho threatened one other with legal action and called for public apologies.

The two leaders have spat over a supposed leaked telephone conversation between Adams and another person about Igboho.

In a letter dated March 25, 2024, addressed to the Yoruba Generalissimo, Igboho's lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, urgently requested a retraction of what he deemed a "scandalous, malicious, and defamatory statement" made against his client.

He further requested that within 48 hours, Adams should apologise in two national periodicals that he wrongly charged Igboho or pay N10 billion in damages.

However, Adams stressed that his silence should not be interpreted as timidity in the face of purported character slander.

Gani Adams clarifies assassination allegations against Igboho

Addressing the voice notes linked to him, the Aare Ona Kakanfo said some people made the claims to tarnish his reputation.

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In light of the uproar sparked by the purported audio snippets, Adams stated that he was prepared to clarify the alleged defamation depicted in the clips.

In a statement issued by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Aderemi, he claimed that the ongoing lawsuit between Igboho and the chief of staff to the Lagos state governor, Tayo Ayinde, was a big plan to tarnish him.

Adams stated that he was prepared to defend his hard-earned reputation and the office he represents.

He said that Igboho and Ayinde are unwilling to follow the Ooni of Ife's lead in promoting peace.

Gani Adams tackles Igboho over assassination attempt earlier reported that the Aare Ona Kakanfo reportedly alleged that the Igboho was being sponsored by Tayo Ayinde to assassinate him.

In a voice allegedly recorded by the generalissimo, Adams reportedly indicted President Bola Tinubu as sending Ayinde to eliminate him.

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However, in pre-action letters by lawyers to Ayinde and Igboho, they demanded that Adam withdraw the allegation.


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