The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, has vowed not to respond to agitators calling for the secession of Yorubaland from Nigeria.
The paramount kong has been heavily criticized over a comment which many interpreted as being against Sunday Adeyemo Igboho’s call for Yoruba state
The monarch had said that aawar should not be allowed to break out in Nigeria this time, saying no country could accommodate about 250 million people as refugees.
But the Yoruba agitators have taken to the social media to call him many unprintable names.
For instance, Olayomi Koiki, the spokesman to Sunday Igboho had ,threatened that angry youths would invade his, saying “we will break coconut on your head.”
In his address to newsmen in Nigeria, Alake said his words were misconstrued, saying that he was only charging the transport union to always embrace peace.
“I told the road transport union that came to my palace that their union used to be known for causing quarrels at motor parks, that they should maintain peace and look for the progress of this country.
“As a traditional ruler, I cannot support chaos or anarchy and most of the things that I do are to promote peace, progress, and mostly the happiness of all my people,” the monarch clarified.