The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun on Monday said the self-acclaimed and embattled Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho must concede to the fact that others too have the right to do certain things that in their wisdom are considered helpful to the Yoruba cause.
Olubadan was apparently reacting to the trending video of the Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho condemning his Saturday’s conferment of Chieftaincy titles on both the Governor of Kano State and his wife, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Prof. Hafsat Umar Ganduje respectively.
In the said video shot at the palace of Olugbon of Orile-Igbon, Oba, Francis Olusola Alao, Igboho was seen advising the monarch not to join the Yoruba Obas conferring chieftaincy titles on people that do no merit them and that Olugbon should advise his colleague Obas to desist from such.
Reacting on behalf of Olubadan to Igboho’s vituperations, which were made in Yoruba Language in the said video, the palace spokesperson, Oladele Ogunsola said though, there’s no particular mention of either the name or title of Olubadan in the said video, the fact that the Saturday occasion was being referenced was not hidden.
“It must be placed on record that the present Olubadan is too refined to be seeking for who to honour with Chieftaincy title for whatever purpose.
“Here is a man (Governor Ganduje) said to have been compassionate to the Yoruba people in his domain. Presently, Dr. Ganduje is undertaking an auditorium project at the Premier University, the University of Ibadan where he bagged his doctorate degree,” the statement added.