- Family heads in Ibadan known as Mogajis have warned Governor Kayode Fayemi over his treatment of the Pelupelu Obas
- The Mogajis said an attempt to ridicule the traditional institutions in Yorubaland will be met with ultimate rejection
- The council also revealed that it will be paying a solidarity visit to the deposed Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II
Authentic Mogajis, family heads in Ibadan, have issued a note of warning to the governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, over his treatment of the traditional rulers in the state known as 'Pelupelu Obas.'
Fayemi had issued a query letter to the 11 traditional rulers in Ekiti state over alleged non-cooperation with government and leadership of the traditional council.
The Ekiti monarchs were reported to have boycotted state functions and monthly meetings of the state council of traditional rulers after Fayemi appointed Ajibade Alabi, Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, as chairman of the state traditional rulers council.
In a statement on Monday, March 17, Mogajis through their spokesman, Chief Wale Oladoja, warned Governor Fayemi of treading a dangerous path by subjecting the traditional institution to ridicule.
The Mogajis also noted that the kingship is indefinite while Fayemi as an elected governor has just four years to use in power.
They also noted that unlike other cultures, the traditional institution in Yorubaland is ancestral and spiritual, a belief submitted by Alaafin of Oyo in his letter to the governor.
The Ibadan family heads stressed in a letter that they would pay sympathy to the deposed Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II in his Lagos residence.
Sanusi was removed from the stool by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje-led government over insubordination and disrespect to the office of the governor and other institutions of authority in the state.
The Mogajis raised an eyebrow against the removal while submitting that elders should not be silenced for speaking against the ills in the society.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that as part of reconciliatory efforts to pacify the warring parties into burying their hatchets, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has met Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state.
The first-class traditional Yoruba monarch met Fayemi in Ekiti state on Monday, March 16, over a brewing crisis that has pitched the governor against Ekiti State Traditional Rulers' Council.
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