Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has begged the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi for forgiveness.
Igboho had accused the top monarch of failing the Yoruba nation during his recent visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, in a video on Wednesday evening, the activist said he had spoken with the monarch on phone and begged apologised.
Igboho, denied insulting the first class monarch
“I have called our father, the Ooni of Ife and I have apologised to him. When I said those things, I was carried away by my emotions.
“The killing of my people by Fulani herdsmen and the way our fathers in Yoruba land are handling the issue is giving me great concerns.
“I am a Yoruba man and I know it is not in our culture to insult the elders. I have called the Kabiyesi and I have apologised to him. You can call him to confirm.
“Once again, I want to beg our royal father to forgive me. It was a slip of tongue,
“But because I was pained by the issue, my tongue was caught up in the moment. I spoke according to how pained I was. It wasn’t the Ooni alone I directed my words at, I also did to other elders.
“It’s a case of father and child. I and the monarch have spoken as well as the Olugbon. I did not insult Ooni. And if it appears as if I did, he should forgive me.”