Activist Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho has asked for forgiveness from the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi following his verbal attack at the monarch over the herdsmen crisis in the south-west.
The activist had said during a virtual meeting tagged Townhall with Yoruba in Diaspora’ on Wednesday that the monarch disappointed himself by not presenting the herdsmen crisis properly before President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, in an interview with Isokan Omo Oodua TV, Sunday Igboho denied insulting the monarch.
He, however, begged for forgiveness if whatever he said appeared as an insult to the monarch whom he described as a father to him.
“They said I insulted the Ooni of Ife. I and the monarch, as well as the Olugbon, have spoken on the phone,” he said.
He continued, “The Yoruba tradition doesn’t permit the insult of elders. But because I was pained by the issue, my tongue was caught up in the moment. I spoke according to how pained I was. It wasn’t the Ooni alone I directed my words at, I also did to other elders.
“It’s a case of father and child. I and the monarch have spoken as well as the Olugbon. I did not insult the Ooni. And if it appears as if I did, he should forgive me.”