The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji has described the crowns given to the brand new 21 kings in Ibadan by the Oyo State authorities as one made from carton.
The monarch said this when the Council of Authentic Ibadan Mogajis paid him a solidarity go to at his Popo Yemoja Palace on Tuesday.
In an announcement signed by the Director, Media and Public Affairs to the monarch, Adeola Oloko, he mentioned that he waited for 40 years earlier than he was made a king, urging the excessive chiefs who had been topped king by the state authorities to attend for his or her flip to develop into kings.
“I began as a Mogaji. I used to be shifting step-by-step earlier than I assumed the throne after 40 years. I thank God for that. We should all love each other. If you’re keen on your self and hate others, your objective of affection is nothing. I used to be referred to as by the elders of my household to return and develop into a Mogaji greater than 40 years in the past. I rejected it and for 3 years, they had been persuading me.
“In making an attempt to persuade me, the consultant of my household instructed me that it could possibly be that at some point I’d develop into a king. I then accepted it and have become the Mogaji of my household. I waited on God and he made me a king.
“Those who had been topped a number of weeks in the past know inside themselves that they are wearing fake crowns, it’s only a carton crown. I started my journey greater than 40 years, why can’t they wait for his or her flip. If you don’t wait to your flip, you’ll be on the mistaken facet of future.”
“The Olubadan described as unfaithful and unfounded the assertion credited to a gaggle of Ibadan elders that Kabiyesi had consented to the controversial chieftaincy evaluation embarked upon by the Oyo State Government ensuing within the controversial crowning of 21 new kings.
“Oba Adetunji said that the elders shouldn’t mislead Ibadan folks into believing what he didn’t say, as what he mentioned was that Governor Ajimobi, over whom they’d come to plead, was his son and that he wouldn’t need a third occasion intervention over the matter. The Olubadan mentioned for the avoidance of doubt, his opposition to the elevation of excessive chiefs to kingship standing with out area remained the identical.
“The Olubadan mentioned that he couldn’t see how he would bless the excessive chiefs who had refused to attend for his or her flip earlier than stepping ahead to take crowns from the federal government, opposite to our custom and customized.
“The king mentioned that the identical Ibadan Elders’ Forum stoutly opposed the previous Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala’s transfer to raise six baales of their letter dated April 24, 2009. On web page two of that letter titled, ‘The composition of Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs’, signed by Ambassador Olu Sanu and Onaolapo Ajibola, they said, “The (Ibadan Chieftaincy) system had labored for ages and ensured peace and stability in Ibadan land and the discussion board would due to this fact not need the federal government to tamper with the system so as to not create confusion and in poor health feeling.’
“The first-class monarch has due to this fact urged the Ibadan elders to cease contradicting themselves and creating confusion for peace and progress of Ibadan land.”