Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has informed popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, to watch out for politicians seeking to hijack his agitations against killer herdsmen within the South West.
He advised him not to take laws into his hands but allow constituted authorities handle the herdsmen menace.
The Ooni praised Igboho for taking on the campaign against herdsmen, saying he has done very well.
He however warned he should again down so that government can take over the battles to avoid politicians hijacking the movement.
Speaking on Arise TV in an interview, the monarch stated: “Allow us to 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 must be very careful so that the politicians won’t hijack the whole motive from him.
“He has achieved well and we’ve already praised him but he shouldn’t take laws into his hands. We’ve the governor there, he’s the chief security officer of the state and Mr President has invited him (Makinde). Let the right people which are being authorised to do what is right do it.
“He (Igboho) has achieved well and the world has heard him however everything ought to be done in moderation.”
He added: “We all know that the bandits are everywhere. He shouldn’t take laws into his hands. We’ve got laws in this nation and we should follow it. Let the right people chosen do and follow what they’re supposed to do.
“traditional rulers have a task to play. We must be very neutral and so far so good, we’ve been trying to be neutral. Whatever this government is doing, we always stand up to try and see how to support them.
“It’s not as if we will now go out to criticise them. We aren’t politicians, we are traditional rulers; we should be respected, we should be neutral and we should accommodate all and sundry,” the monarch added.