21 Ibadan Kings Warned To Withdraw Olubadan's Deposition Notice
The last has not been heard of the deposition notice served the Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Saliu Adetunji by the 21 kings installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
An adage says "The elders will not be in the market and allow the head of a baby to go awkward." To this effect, The Ibadan Mogajis (family heads), have stepped into the matter.
The family heads have issued a seven-day ultimatum to the 21 kings installed by the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi to withdraw their threat to dethrone the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, or face the wrath of the Ibadan people.
The 21 kings, who were on August 27, 2017 installed by the governor, had on Monday given a 21-day ultimatum to the monarch to be of good conduct or be dethroned.
At the end of a meeting held by the Mogajis on Thursday, eight of the 21 kings, who are high chiefs in Ibadan, were urged to stop parading themselves as Ibadan kings to prevent anarchy in the city.
The Mogajis also called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Ajimobi to stop the 21 kings from disrespecting the Olubadan, whom they described as a peace-loving monarch.
The spokesman for the group, Chief Wale Oladoja, said the family heads decided to speak out on the threat to the Olubadan by the new kings to avert the disintegration of the Ibadan chieftaincy customs and tradition.
He said, “It is a big slap on the real Ibadan sons and daughters, and we have decided to appeal to the eight high chiefs to withdraw their statement within the next seven days or face the consequences of their disloyalty to the Olubadan, who by law and tradition of the city, remains the paramount ruler of the land.
"This desecration of our tradition is what the illegal installation of the high chiefs and baales by the governor has brought but we will stand firm against it".
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