Pastor Tunde Bakare on Tuesday revealed the tete-a-tete he had with Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Igboho.
Igboho came into limelight on the back of an ultimatum he issued to Fulanis in Igangan in Ibarapa area of Oyo State to move out of the place due to high crime rate allegedly perpetrated by criminal herders and upon expiration of his order the Seriki of Fulani in Igangan, Salihu Abdulkadir and his households were sacked while his house and cars set ablaze.
Pastor Bakare took the occasion of an Instagram Live Chart with Ovation Magazine publisher, Dele Momodu, to reveal the conversation he had with Igboho immediately he issued the threat.
His word, “Immediately, Sunday Igboho gave that ultimatum, I knew there was trouble if nothing was done immediately. And he carried out what he said he would carry out.
“What did I do? As an individual, I found a way of reaching out to him (Igboho). I have never met him before, never spoken to him before but I reached out to him and after a while, he called me and I said, I appeal to you by the mercies of God, two wrongs cannot make a right, you have proved your point, let us find alternative solution so that there would be no bloodbath.
“He promised to come and see me in Lagos and I had made preparations for him to come but unfortunately, his father took ill and he had to take him to the hospital
“I followed also to ensure I prayed for the father. I told him, I am not saying you are right or you are wrong, that is not the issue but please, if you carry out this threat, it would lead to something bigger than you and you do not want to go down in history as someone who had good intention of defending the rights of his people but ended up bringing them a bloodbath.
“He thanked me and then he said he would find time to come to Lagos.”