The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has disclosed what Buhari told him during their meeting in January this year and how he advised Sunday Igboho based on that but the Yoruba Nation agitator chose to listen to wrong advisers.
Oba Ogunwusi said that after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, he had advised Sunday Igboho over his actions.
He said Igboho failed to listen to the president’s warning due to wrong advice from people. He added that rather than listen, Igboho insulted the traditional rulers advising him.
The Ooni of Ife said Igboho won’t be facing the current travail, if he had listened to the warning.
The monarch made the revelation in an interview with BBC Yoruba.
The Ooni of Ife said: “Many people advised him wrongly. He listened to them. He started abusing everyone, including monarchs.
“After I left President Buhari’s place, I called on monarchs and elders of Yoruba land for a meeting to advise Igboho to exercise patience but he got carried away by the praises of those who were not even solidly behind him.
“He hurled so many bad words but he is still our son. God owns forgiveness. We’ve forgiven him. If he had listened, he wouldn’t have found himself in his current travail.”
Igboho is currently locked up in Benin Republic after his attempt to travel to Germany was foiled.
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