A preferred Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well often known as Sunday Igboho, has mentioned he had no transaction with Babafemi Ojudu, who’s the Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ojudu, in a bit printed on his Facebook page on Monday, had alleged that opposition politicians contracted Igboho to disrupt the 2009 Rerun Governorship Election in Ekiti State. Ojudu had claimed he and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, met with Igboho to shelve the plan and the latter agreed to remain off the election.
But talking with journalists throughout a briefing at his residence in Ibadan on Tuesday following a hearth incident at one his buildings within the Soka space of the state, Igboho mentioned he had no coping with Ojudu, including that each one the President’s aide mentioned had been lies.
He mentioned, “I have been hearing reports about a man called Femi Ojudu. I don’t know this man. He said the late Chief (Lamidi) Adedibu contracted me in 2009 and we all know that Adedibu died in 2008. I think the man should undergo a mental test because the late Chief Adedibu did not train me for any job and I was not close to the late Adedibu.
“I have a relationship with my father, Senator Rasheed Ladoja, and I have never betrayed him in the years I was his follower.
“I don’t know Femi Ojodu and I didn’t have any business with him. All what he said are lies.”
Igboho additionally mentioned no politician bankrolled him to situation and implement a trip order to the Fulani herdsmen accused of perpetrating crimes starting from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle in Igangan, Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Igboho, who mentioned he was moved by the sufferings of the individuals of the city, lamented that politicians have begun to politicise his intervention.
The activist mentioned, “Politicians are now politicising the herdsmen issue to tarnish my image so as to weaken me.
“Any politician who knows he paid me money to do all that I am doing should come out openly before the whole world. I was not bankrolled by anyone. My paramount concern is for peace to reign in the land of my forefathers.”
Igboho additional mentioned it was disappointing that some Yoruba indigenes have began supporting Fulani herdsmen to launch assaults towards him however mentioned “until all Fulani herdsmen vacate the lands of our ancestors, that is when we won’t have issues”.
“The Fulani herdsmen have been killing, kidnapping and raping the people (of Igangan) but no government came to their rescue until my intervention. I owe the people a duty because I hail from the town, I even have the tribal mark of the people,” he added.