Moses Olafare, media aide to Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, says the monarch has forgiven Yoruba youth leader, Sunday “Igboho” Adeyemo.
Igboho had described Ogunwusi as a “Fulani slave”, when he spoke during a virtual town hall with Yorubas in the diapora on Wednesday.
According to Igboho, the Ooni had visited President Muhammadu Buhari, but failed to tell him the truth about the plight of Yoruba people in the hands of herders.
However, Igboho later apologised to the monarch in an interview with Isokan Omo Oodua TV.
He asked Ogunwusi to forgive him, adding that he was caught in the moment.
Answering questions on the incident in Ile-Ife on Thursday, Olafare, who is Ooni’s director of media and public affairs, said the monarch has accepted Igboho’s apology and forgiven him.
He said it is not in the style of the Ooni to make an official response on any matter that threatens the unity and peace of the country, especially as it affects the descendants of Oduduwa.
“Sunday Igboho still remains a son to the Ooni. Baba has already forgiven him because he had tendered an apology via a video clip he produced via social media yesterday evening,” Olafare said.
“Before tendering the apology, it was the Baba Olugbon of Ile-Igbon that first called and informed Arole Oodua on phone that he had scolded Sunday on phone on his misdeeds, and that he would soon tender a public apology to him on the matter via a video release. Sunday Igboho thereafter released the video in which he tendered his apology.
“Even though the way and manner Sunday had behaved was sacrilegious to the Oduduwa throne, he has already apologised and I can confirm that Arole Oodua has forgiven him, because there is no perfection in humanity. Sunday is a human being like any other normal human being who could misbehave as well. No one is perfect!.
“Like I said, he has apologised through Kabiyesi Olugbon, who called Baba on his behalf, and Arole Oodua has forgiven him. Let’s just let the matter rest.”