Sunday Adeyemo, popular Yoruba activist has described political and traditional leaders of the South-West geo-political zone as slaves.
Widely known as Sunday Igboho, the activist issuing vacation order to violent herdsmen said the likes of Enitan Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife; Bola Tinubu, former Lagos governor; Seyi Makinde, Oyo State governor fit into the category.
Igboho who spoke early Wednesday morning during a virtual town hall meeting also named Abdulrasheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, as being among those under the captives of alleged Fulani oppressors.
He excluded Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, whom he said was supporting his resolve to chase out the problematic herders rather than rely on security agencies especially the police.
“I am not concerned about the police. The struggle is about Yoruba agenda as it concerns security situation in our land and I trust Yoruba people for support. People are afraid because of the atrocities of the herders. We also pray that our leaders will support us irrespective if their fear of being arrested. They should be able to talk to President Muhammadu Buhari on security in Yoruba land,” TheCable quoted him as saying.
He appealed for material and financial support to enable him get rid of violent herdsmen.
“I need buses to transport people. The three vans we use are bought by me. We lost three buses that were hired on our way to Oyo. Ooni should be able to tell Buhari about what Yoruba want. But he has collected dollars from Buhari. He called me but I don’t want to see him. Only Alaafin is supporting us and he has written a letter to the president. Ooni disappointed me. Politicians are with him.
“The Oluwo will wear turban and start calling himself an Emir, our people should call him and tell him to stop what he is doing. Our leaders are lazy and slaves to Fulanis. They visit Abuja to collect money, we will attack them and destroy their property. Ooni should be dealt with. I am annoyed. Why should we be afraid of the crown they (Yoruba monarchs)wear?
“Tinubu and other Yoruba politicians are Fulani slaves. We need not be afraid. I have not collected any money from anyone. I am a full Yoruba man and I will not allow Fulani people to enslave me, we do not look or behave alike in any way. The herders should go. Makinde is also a slave to the herders because of second term ambition,” he added.