The face-off between the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Saliu Adetunji, has taken another twist.

The state governor said even though he is tempted to depose the Olubadan, he would not allow the present crisis to degenerate to a level that would cause acrimony.

Ajimobi said this during a meeting with the traditional council in the eleven council areas of Ibadan at the state secretariat on Wednesday.

He said he would continue to extend hand of fellowship to the king.

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At the meeting were the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, Balogun of Ibadanland, Oba Olakeleyin Owolabi, the Ashipa Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Eddy Oyewole and Ashipa Balogun of Ibadanland, Oba Lateef Adebimpe.

Others were, the Ekerin Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Abiodun Kola-Daisi, and the Ekarun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Amidu Ajibade.

Ajimobi said that the current event at the Olubadan palace meant that it had been hijacked by the Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land, Rashidi Ladoja, and others who were bent on fomenting trouble.

He said, “Like I said, all the relevant sections of the 1959 chieftaincy declarations are very clear on the powers of the governor viz-a-viz the traditional rulers and the administrations and particularly sections 26 and 27 empowers the governor to sanction any erring oba".


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