By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has forgiven the Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as ‘Sunday Igboho’ over the derogatory statements he made against him.
The Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare who made this known on Thursday while answering questions from newsmen in Ile-ife said stated that he was unperturbed by the abuses of words rained on him by Sunday Adeyemo.
According to Olafare, the monarch would not bicker with any of his sons even in the face of quantum of provocations.
“Sunday Igboho still remains a son to the Ooni. Baba has already forgiven him because he had tendered an apology via a video clip he produced via social media yesterday evening,” he said.
Olafare disclosed that though, tendering of the unreserved apology to the Ooni by Igboho was the handiwork of Olugbon of Ile-Igbon and Vice Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, Oba Olusola Alao who had called the activist to advise and warn him of the consequences that might follow his misconducts towards the spiritual head of Oduduwa race whose sons and daughters are the Yorubas he claimed to be fighting for.
He said, “Before tendering the apology, it was the Baba Olugbon of Ile-igbon that first called and informed Arole Oodua on phone that he had scolded Sunday on phone on his misdeeds and that, he would soon tender a public apology to him on the matter via a video release. Sunday Igboho thereafter released the video in which he tendered his apology.
“Even though the way and manner Sunday had behaved was sacrilegious to the Oduduwa throne but he has already apologized and I can confirm that Arole Oodua has forgiven him, because, there is no perfection in humanity.
“Sunday is a human being like any other normal human being who could misbehave as well. No one is perfect!.
“As the father of all, the Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II remains his father who had even identified with him in the past two weeks he had begun with the struggle and he is still solidly behind him for the liberation of the Yorubas from criminal herdsmen who have adamantly terrorized our land. Just that he must watch his back so that people with ulterior motives wil not hijack his movement.”
Olafare, however, denied issuing an official statements on the issue, saying that it not in the habit of the palace to make official statements on any matter that threatens the unity and peace of the country, especially as it affects the descendants of Oduduwa.
“Palace has never officially responded and will never respond over the video. As a matter fact, it is not even our style to do so, and we have a ‘Talk less and listen more” history on issues like this because we focus more on what unites us together than what divides us as a people of one source”.
The traditional ruler then appealed to all and sundry to let the sleeping dog lies on the matter because Sunday had been forgiven and life must go on.