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Don’t Take Laws Into Your Hands, Ooni Tells Sunday Igboho

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has advised popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, not to take laws into his hands but allow constituted authorities including the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, to take charge of the security challenges in the state.

The monarch disclosed this when he appeared on Arise Television saying that although Igboho had done well to speak up for the downtrodden, but it is time to make peace.

He said: “Let us be very objective. He (Igboho) is being a mouthpiece for the downtrodden. He came up and everybody is listening now but my advice to him as a traditional ruler is that he needs to be very careful so that the politicians won’t hijack the whole motive from him.

“He has done well and we’ve already praised him but he shouldn’t take laws into his hands. We have the governor there; he is the chief security officer of the state and Mr President has invited him (Makinde). Let the right people that are being authorised to do what is right do it.

“He (Igboho) has done well and the world has heard him but everything should be done in moderation.

“We know that the bandits are everywhere. He shouldn’t take laws into his hands. We have laws in this country and we should follow it. Let the right people chosen do and follow what they are supposed to do.”

Oba Ogunwusi, who recently had a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the security situation in Aso Rock stated that the situation should not be politicised.

He said: “Traditional rulers have a role to play. We should be very neutral and so far so good, we have been trying to be neutral. Whatever this government is doing, we always stand up to try and see how to support them. It is not as if we will now go out to criticise them. We are not politicians, we are traditional rulers; we should be respected, we should be neutral, and we should accommodate all and sundry.”

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