By Christiana Ekpa
A Yoruba political activist, identified popularly as Sunday Igboho, has denied the claims by Senator Femi Ojodu that he worked with Bola Tinubu during the Ekiti State 2009 governorship rerun election to ensure the victory of the incumbent Governor, Kayode Fayemi.
Ojodu in an Op-ed posted on his Facebook page claimed that Bola Tinubu prevailed on Sunday Igboho not to disrupt the election after he was paid by some politicians to disrupt the election.
Igboho, whose residence in Ibadan was burnt by hoodlums, spoke to journalists on Tuesday in Ibadan where he denied the claims by Ojodu who is also the Special Adviser on Politics to President Muhamadu Buhari.
He stated that contrary to claims by Ojodu that he worked for late Ibadan Strong man, Lamidi Adedibu, Igboho said he only worked with Sen Rasheed Ladoja.
He said “I have been hearing reports about a man called Femi Ojudu. I don’t know this man. He said the late Chief (Lamidi) Adedibu contracted me in 2009 and we all know that Adedibu died in 2008. I think the man should undergo a mental test because the late Chief Adedibu did not train me for any job and I was not close to the late Adedibu.
“I have a relationship with my father, Senator Rasheed Ladoja, and I have never betrayed him in the years I was his follower.
“I don’t know Femi Ojodu and I didn’t have any business with him. All what he said are lies.”
Igboho who has been in the middle of the Herders/Farmers crisis in Oyo State said politicians are politicising the issue to tarnish his image.
According to him, “Politicians are now politicising the herdsmen issue to tarnish my image so as to weaken me.
“Any politician who knows he paid me money to do all that I am doing should come out openly before the whole world. I was not bankrolled by anyone. My paramount concern is for peace to reign in the land of my forefathers.”