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‘It is unwise and inappropriate to tell Igboho to stay out of Ondo’ Femi Fani Kayode Replies Governor Akeredolu

-Remi Ajayi


Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani Kayode has descended heavily on the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu who earlier warned Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho and his supporters to steer clear of Ondo State in their clamour for a sovereign Yoruba State.


The Governor while swearing in the State SSG, Princess Oladunni Odu some days ago said  no part of the entire state, known and delineated as Ondo State, would permit any gathering or agitation which may suggest, however remotely, that the people are in support of what he termed ‘unthinking rabble rousing.’

In a reply to Governor Akeredolu, Chief Femi Fani Kayode on his social media claimed ‘Ondo State is is part and parcel of Yorubaland and it would be a grave error on the part of Governor Akeredolu or anyone else to assume that the majority of people in his state are against the establishment of Oduduwa Republic or they do not have the right to meet or even talk about it. I think it is unwise, inappropriate and counterproductive to tell them to stay out of Ondo State’.


Self acclaimed Yoruba activist, Igboho had demanded the secession of South-West from Nigeria. His declaration sparked divergent reactions from Nigerians.


During his declaration, Igboho said the major resources of Nigeria were in the hands of Northerners, stressing that Yorubas were being killed and their land taken over.

“If the police attack us for that, we are ready for them. We do not want Nigeria again but the Yoruba nation. There is no essence for one Nigeria when the major resources in the country are in the hands of the northerners.

Why Sunday Igboho Appoints Spokesman

The man-of-the-moment, Sunday Igboho has named Olayomi Koiki as his spokesperson.


Igboho took the decision as an outcome to control the reactions that trailed his unguarded utterances against Yoruba leaders like the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Governor Seyi Makinde.

Insiders revealed that the outcome of the outburst was shocking and almost marred the plans and goodwill being enjoyed by Igboho and he was advised to restrategize, and one of the first steps he took was to name a spokesman.

The duty of the spokesperson is to interphase between Igboho and the public and also monitor whatever information coming from the camp



‘we didn’t invite Sunday Igboho’ -Ogun Government

The Ogun State government has come out to vehemently deny the claims that Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo was invited to the State by the government to help fight Fulani herdsmen.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Abdulwaheed Odusile, issued a statement refuting suggestions that it was the government that invited Adeyemo to Ogun, saying that the report which emanated from an interview granted by the Special Adviser on Public Communication to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Remmy Hazzan, was quoted out of context. The interview was twisted to achieve sensational effects.
 Sunday Igboho arrived Abeokuta, the State capital on Monday, 1st February 2021 and told journalists he was in the State in solidarity with the people to demand their rights against Fulani herders.
“ I am saying all Fulani herdsmen should vacate Yoruba land. There is peace now in Igangan and that’s not the only place I want peace to reign. We are going to all Yoruba land. I appreciate Ogun governor, he loves his people and that’s why we are in Ogun State today. We are going to Yewa now where Fulani kidnappers are terrorising Yorubas in Ogun State.”
But refuting any relationship between Igboho and Ogun State government, Odusile said, “In the interview, Hazzan had said that the state government, in its usual inclusive approach to governance, would continue to work with all the stakeholders, both within and outside the state to ensure security of lives and property.
“Sadly, however, this statement was disingenuously twisted to mean that the state had invited Mr. Adeyemo (Igboho) to help curb insecurity. This is regrettable and totally misleading.
“The Dapo Abiodun-led Administration, since inception, has been known to be inclusive in its approach, collaborating and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders including security issues. This has resulted in the achievement of the enviable status and recognition we enjoy as the most secured state in the country.
“It strengthened the engagement with security agencies in the state and provided them with 100 Hilux patrol vehicles, 200 motorcycles and other equipment to make them more effective and efficient. Our government also partnered with other states in the South-West region to set up the Amotekun Security Network
“We have also appointed two Special Assistants ( on ethnic relations) to ensure smooth interface with non-indigenes on a wide variety of issues. Therefore, Hon. Remmy Hazzan’s statement of working with stakeholders within and outside the state should be viewed within this context. For avoidance of doubt, Ogun government will continue to deploy all constitutionally sanctioned means to fight crimes and criminals in the state.
“It will continue to work with institutions that the constitution and other statutes have saddled with the responsibility of protection of lives and property. At all times, the government will ensure that all security agencies and indeed all stakeholders operate within the ambit of the law.
“The government will neither welcome nor endorse any initiative that amounts to self-help or one that is outside the contemplation of the constitution.”
Odusile assured that the government would continue to attract and welcome all those with legitimate reasons to live and work in the state, adding that “Ogun is home to all Nigerians and foreigners alike”.
He, however, stressed that the state would not be conducive for any group or individuals who tries to undermine peace, security and social wellbeing of the citizens.
Additional Information; Streetjournal Magazine