YORUBA YOUTH ASSEMBLY CONDEMNS IGBOHO’S COMMENT ON THE DEMISE OF PASTOR ADEBOYE’S SON: WARNS AGAINST OVERBLOATED MESSIAH COMPLEX AND DEMANDS IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL OF STATEMENT.
The Yoruba Youth Assembly (YYA), a renowned Pan-Yoruba Youth Organization comprising of thousands of young Yoruba sons and daughters both in Nigeria and the Diaspora has condemned the Self-styled Yoruba Nation Activist and Freedom Fighter, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) for mocking and placing curses on the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, following the death of his third son, Pastor Dare Adeboye, who passed on Wednesday, May 5, in Eket, Akwa-Ibom State.
Speaking with journalists earlier today, the National President of the body, Mr Olarinde Thomas and the National Secretary, Mr Deji Oso – Dejavu (Opomulero) have jointly condemned the recent statement of Egbon Sunday Adeyemo and stated that they had not been able to find any possible connection between the death of Pastor Adeboye’s son and the agitation for the creation of the Yoruba nation.
“To us, even if Sunday Igboho feels Pastor Adeboye has not shown sufficient commitment to the Yoruba Agenda or the Crusade against the invasion of the Yoruba lands by the Fulani-herders, what justification does he have to verbally abuse or make a sad mockery of such a prominent and bereaved Yoruba Leader and Pastor like Baba Enoch Adeboye who has just lost his son?”
“Secondly, what right does he have to place curses and utter profanities on other sons & daughters of Yoruba? Besides, since Egbon Sunday now derives so much pleasure in the death and anguish of another fellow Yoruba, we want to ask, in what way is he different from the intrusive Fulani-herders that he is allegedly fighting?”, they asked.
Stressing further, Olarinde and Oso maintained that Sunday Igboho should seek caution against his recent public statements and derogatory remarks, which entirely contradict our Yoruba cultural values, predicated on omoluabi humanism. Importantly, they noted that is not just an abominable act, but also an intolerable defilement of sacred values to mock the dead in Yorubaland, describing the statement of Sunday Igboho as sacrilegious and impudent.
In their words, “Egbon Sunday seems to be basking in the euphoria of being called the Messiah of the Yorubas, whereas, he is not. Or what type of a Saviour will mock or seek the death of his people?”
They however warned Sunday Igboho not to forget the events that led to the fall of Afonja in the hands of Alimi just because he undermined his people, due to the same Messiah Complex and I-am-untouchable mentality of a self-imposed Yoruba Generalissimo, stating that no man is invincible except he who has the sincere love, backing and protection of God Almighty and his people.
“We hereby call on all our traditional leaders, particularly, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) – the Ooni of Ife; Oba Lamidi Adeyemi – the Alaafin of Oyo; Aare Afe Babalola; Chief Gani Adam – Aare Onokakanfo and all other loving leaders of Yorubaland to please join us in correcting and cautioning Egbon Sunday Adeyemo against his ignominious debasement and ridiculous statements against our respectable and prominent Yoruba leaders, going forward. We demand that Egbon Sunday should withdraw his statement against Pastor Enoch Adeboye and tender a public apology to that effect in the interest of peace and harmony, or face further lawful reactions.
Hon. Olarinde Thomas (National President )
Comr. Deji Oso Dejavu