There is a saying that it is the tune of the music that determines the kind of dance. Right now, the imminent danger is Futa Jalon, not Igbos…. We are guided by history and history teaches us that you should not fight too many battles at the same time...

also, when a mutual enemy is at the door, both ancestral natives of the soil must first fight to get rid of the imminent danger before they come back to the table to continue their internal rivalries.
Both Yoruba people and Igbos are natives of the South, they hold a moral duty to both fight against the aliens before to come back to their internal issues.
This is the position of the sage in his lifetime when he ensured Igbos did not overrun his space but at the same time, he never compromised alliance with them against the aliens as the important focus.
This was why he reached out to Zik for alliance and continued to do so with his successor (Okpara) and Mbadiwe, even after Zik turned him down. Battles are not fought with emotions and propaganda. They are fought with pragmatic thinking
This line of thought from the YYF is a very reckless and dangerous and verbal insults from its foot soldiers can never silence the larger faction of Yoruba people on a mission to emancipate themselves to survive….
A man who heads a group that claims to fight for Yoruba emancipation should not constantly find fault with everyone else who seeks the same on principles.
You have issues with Ighoho… you have with Gani Adams…. Professor Akintoye… And everyone else in this struggle except you
Can you fight the battle alone… Igi yi o da, a yo nina… igi yen o da, a yo nina… she igi kan la fe fi dana ni….

No matter how we chose to see it, the imminent danger we have in Yorubaland now is Futa Jalon, not Igbos.
We cannot fight too many battles at the same time and history has shown that in many ways. Are Latosa’s greatest leadership error was that he opened too many battle fronts, he fought Ijebu people, Ijesha, Egba, Ife and Ekiti.
This was what led to the fist and only civil war in Yorubaland and it was this tension that the British used to overrun Yoruba land through divide and conquer, using Fabunmi and Ogedengbe against Ibadan and finally suppressing both sides.
Chief Sunday Ighoho’s reason for agitation is that herdsmen are oppressing natives in Yorubaland. They are invading farms, raping women and kidnapping people… why in heaven’s name would anyone think it is right to seek his downfall.
The Jagaban that this group celebrate is even cautious to condemn him…

He says he has an issue with the way Yoruba people are graduates but can’t get jobs, even in Yorubaland, their ancestral home where Northerners control the ports and boarders.
How is that a wrong battle to fight. Let the Chief focus on his mission and let others focus on what they believe to be… or do we expect him to fight all the battles?
PS… anyone who spires to take a center stage in a struggle as this must learn the power of unity and wisdom to work with all by tapping into their strengths rather than constantly go on a rubble rousing campaign of mudslinging against everyone.
You will all turn yourselves into a joke and comic relief. Even the Jagaban you think you are defending with eventually reject you because you do him more harm than good.

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