The open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari by Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi pleading for wanted Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has drawn the response of the spokesman of the separatist leader, Olayomi Koiki.
Oba Akanbi had in the open letter to Buhari pleaded that Igboho should be forgiven by the presidency promising to bring the lead figure in the Yoruba nation agitation who has gone underground to Villa for a truce if his request is granted.
“He (Igboho) is a novice in handling issues against the government. He is a gift to us in Yoruba. He has pledged his readiness to listen to us. I appeal to Your Excellency to slow down security trail on Sunday Igboho.
“I have the assurance that adhering (sic) to this piece will go a long way in strengthening the unity of Nigeria. I promise Your Excellency that Igboho will mind his steps henceforth. He has suffered a lot. He would step down agitations. I will bring him for peace talks at the appropriate time,” the controversial Osun monarch wrote in the letter.
Igboho’s spokesman, Koiki denied suggestion in Oba Akanbi’s letter that his principal is in touch with the monarch and is seeking reconciliation on the altar of dropping his agitation for Yoruba nation.
“Not at any time, not even a single call between them,” the spokesman said in a telephone interview adding “Nobody can speak for him(Igboho).”