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News: Igboho speaks for 99% of Yoruba people - Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, speaks for 99 per cent of the Yoruba people of the South-West region.

He stated this on Tuesday while featuring on a Punch Live programme

Fani-Kayode, who recently visited Igboho at his Ibadan residence, said the activist was against criminals in Oyo State and not against the Fulani stock.

Sunday Igboho had earlier issued a seven-day quit notice to herdsmen accused of kidnapping, rape, farmland destruction, amongst other crimes in the Ibarapa area of Oyo and enforced same.

He had also confronted herdsmen accused of terrorising farmers and residents in the Yewa area of Ogun State.

Some persons have, however, disagreed with his method, saying it could ignite communal clashes.

Speaking on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode said, “My understanding in what he (Igboho) did was not to give quit notices to nomads; what he did was to give quit notices to kidnappers, murderers, killers and people who butcher our people in the South-West regularly.”

The former minister said Igboho gave quit notice to those that committed “terrible crimes” who “r.a.p.e, maim, destroy and kidnap” and “not to Fulanis, Hausas.”

“Make no mistake, Igboho speaks the mind of 99 per cent of Yoruba people. Many will not say this publicly but he does. What I won’t accept and I know this is not his position, is that he should target Hausa-Fulani people in the South-West who have done nothing wrong. It is not about targeting people, I will never be part of that simply because people have the right to live in any part of the country,” Fani-Kayode added.

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