- Ibadan Mogajis describe Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, as a peace-loving monarch
- The family heads call on eight of the new 21 kings in Ibadan to stop parading themselves as Ibadan kings in order to avoid anarchy in the city
- Oba Saliu Adetunji describes the threat of 21 new Ibadan kings to recommend him for removal as an affront to the people of Ibadan
Twenty one kings installed by the Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, have been issued a seven-day ultimatum to withdraw their threat to recommend the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, for removal or face the wrath of Ibadan people.
The ultimatum was issued by the Ibadan Mogajis (family heads) under the aegis of council of authentic Ibadan Mogajis, the Punch reports.
The Mogajis at a meeting on Thursday, December 14, also called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Ajimobi to stop the 21 kings from disrespecting the Olubadan, whom they described as a peace-loving monarch.
The family heads called on eight of the 21 kings, who are high chiefs in Ibadan, to stop parading themselves as Ibadan kings in order to avoid anarchy in the city.
According to Chief Oladoja, the spokesman for the group, the family heads decided to speak out on the threat to the Olubadan by the new kings in order to avert disintegration of the Ibadan chieftaincy customs and tradition.
Meanwhile, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has described the threat of 21 new Ibadan kings to recommend him for removal as an affront to the people of Ibadan.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, December 12, in Ibadan by the monarch’s spokesman, Adeola Oloko, quoted him as saying that the Oba-in-Council was unknown to the Oyo state Chieftaincy Laws.
Adetunji expressed surprise that a group of educated individuals such as the high chiefs could resort to illegality by commenting on a matter before the court.
The Olubadan argued that the Oba-in-Council, which comprises high chiefs and the Olubadan, remains an advisory council with no force of law, customs and traditions backing it.
He said that the baales whom the high chiefs have added to themselves to become 21 were also not members of the Olubadan-in-Council.
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