The Oluwo of Iwo, Ọba Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi, has defined the rationale for the silence of Yoruba monarchs over the raid on the home of Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho by operatives of the Department of State Services.
Last Thursday, members of the DSS invaded Igboho’s Soka residence, throughout which two individuals have been killed and 13 arrested.
The secret police additionally declared Igboho wished and the agitator had since gone underground.
But, in an interview with BBC Yoruba, Oluwo gave causes for the palpable silence of his colleagues.
According to him, many monarchs stored silent over the DSS raid on Igboho’s dwelling as a result of he earlier abused some revered conventional rulers that would simply defend him towards “external attacks”.
He acknowledged that most of the monarchs have been in assist of Igboho’s agitation towards killer herdsmen however the Yoruba rights activist ignored a few of their warnings.
He mentioned Igboho was cautioned by monarchs concerning the method he was agitating for Yoruba Nation however he failed to regulate.
He additionally accused Igboho and different agitators of the Yoruba Nation of not consulting with Yoruba monarchs correctly.
He opined that the combat for the Yoruba Nation will probably be extra productive with the inputs of the normal rulers.
Oluwo, who spoke in Yoruba, mentioned, “They forgot that the king superintends over everything and government has a duty to secure its citizens.
“The government cannot fold its hands again and allow a repeat of what happened during #EndSARS.
“We must be diplomatic with our demands. We cannot get our demand by fighting the government. Instead, we can negotiate and dialogue with the government.”