Yoruba human rights activist and freedom fighter, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has denied the rumours making the rounds that he was planning to attack the Palace of the Alake of Egbaland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo.
He was responding to some allegations that he was planning to invade the Alake’s palace in Abeokuta, following the Alake’s statements against the agitation for a Yoruba nation.
Sunday Igboho, said he was misquoted, stressing that he would always respect elders and traditional rulers in the southwest region.
A statement issued by his media adviser, Mr. Dapo Salami, and made available to newsmen, said, “I have known Igboho as a man who always respects elders. He cannot disrespect the Alake of EgbaLand.
“I Sunday Igboho would never disrespect anybody, elders, Obas and traditional rulers.”
The statement further stated that it is not true that Sunday Igboho is going to invade the palace of Alake of Egbaland.
“Alake is my father and he is someone that I hold in high esteem. I can never attack my father because he is one of the most important factors in Yoruba race. I believe that baba will give us the necessary support to achieve our desired agenda.
“Those people who read a lot of stories about me may not know that I am for the Yoruba people and for Nigeria,: the statement further quoted Igboho as saying.
Igboho urged all and sundry to disregard any stories going around that he does not respect traditional rulers in the southwest, adding that “we are all fighting for Yoruba nation.”
He maintained that the Alake of Egbaland is a father who deserves respect from all Yoruba.
“We are all fighting for justice, and justice is for all,” he stated