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Close ranks, fight Yoruba race common enemies, Yoruba Group tells  Gani Adams, Igboho, others

The Yoruba Alliance Forum (YAF), a Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, has urged the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland Iba Gani Adams, the Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho and many others to sheath their swords and unite to fight the common enemies of Yoruba race.


The leaders of the pan Yoruba organisation made the appeal on Saturday, after reaching out to Iba Gani Adams on telephone, as part of efforts to ensure peace in Yoruba land.

In a statement, YAF chairman, Chief Onitolo-Ariyo Adejare and the secretary, Comrade Adedeji Oluwaseun, described the unity of the Yoruba as the best weapon to fight common enemies.

They also added that Yoruba sons and daughters, both home and in the diaspora are worried about the ongoing social media attacks between loyalists of Iba Gani Adams and those of Sunday Igboho.

The group also described those are sending the viral audio content across the social media platforms as enemies of Yoruba race, adding that such acts were very libelous, because they had intruded into the privacy of Iba Adams, and the other persons involved in the private discussion.

“This unlawful act can affect the much-needed unity and peace in Yoruba land and can also expose the race to further attacks by the enemies of the Yoruba.

“The issue that transpired between Iba and his former aides in 2015 as well as the audio content generated from a private discussion in 2021 should not be the clog in the wheel of the progress of Yoruba race.

“We had a telephone conversation with the Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams today (March 23), on the content and the veracity of the trending audio voice note.

“Having listened to his side of the story. We considered it pertinent to intervene in the interest of the Yoruba as well as for the future of our race.

“From his account, the audio was a private discussion between Iba and a US-based younger brother of his friend.

“According to him, the voice note was not made in bad faith because it was not in the public or reported in the newspapers or any traditional medium.

“All the contents were products of a private discussion and responses given in reaction to the need for all the groups in Yoruba land to unite and come together as one, in order to fight the common enemies of our race.

“Iba also described as unconfirmed information allegedly linking Igboho to the death of former Minister of Justice, the late Chief Bola Ige. He also said it repeatedly, that he didn’t believe all the information allegedly referenced the Chief of Staff to the Lagos state governor, Tayo Ayinde.

“Though the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and other prominent Obas and stakeholders across Yoruba land had intervened and waded in to ensure unity and peace across board, it must be stated also that the leadership of Yoruba Alliance Forum will continue to foster peace, part of which, was the audience we had with Iba Gani Adams, today through a telephone conversation.

“Now that we have a president coming from the Southwest and a Yoruba son, we must also be conscious of the fact that many would not be happy with this.

“That is why all the stakeholders as well as our freedom fighters in Yoruba land must come together as one big family to ensure peace and unity in Yoruba land.

“We are also appealing to all social media bloggers and loyalists of Iba Gani Adams and Igboho to stop any attempt that can cause division in Yoruba land. All over the world, war usually begins with statements of attack, and such could degenerate beyond borders.

“So, as a formidable organization in Yoruba land, we must always adhere to peace. We must also commit ourselves to the peace and unity of Yorubaland, as being propagated by Iba Gani Adams.

“Therefore, we must know that it is by being united that we can save Yorubaland from the insidious plans of the enemies of our race,” the YAF boss explained.


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