INSECURITY: Olubadan of Ibadan Dissociates Self From Meeting Of Obas


By Henry Odeh




INSECURITY: Olubadan of Ibadan Dissociates Self From Meeting Of Obas




The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji has distanced himself from the so-called meeting of Ibadan obas that purportedly faults the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde on insecurity.

The Special Assistant, Director of Media and Publicity to the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Mr Adeola Oloko made this disclosure on Monday July 18 in a signed press statement which was made available to newmen.

Oba Adetunji in a Sallah message to the people of Oyo state yesterday in Ibadan noted that the most recent meeting of Olubadan-in-Council was held last Thursday to set agenda for the newly inaugurated executives of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, CCII under the leadership of new President-General, Prince Yemisi Adeaga.

According to the first class monarch, the meeting which he presided over at Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace was not attended by the Otun Olubadan, High Chief Lekan Balogun who was credited with the media report faulting the Governor on security.

“All those who attended the meeting under reference would agree that while so many issues were discussed, Seyi Makinde was never part of our agenda.

Oba Adetunji contented that apart from the meeting of the Olubadan-in-Council, he did not attend any other meeting under whatever name it is called, and as such the opinion expressed by High Chief Lekan Balogun was entirely his personal opinion which he is entitled to, and not that of the Olubadan or his council. He contended further that if anyone is in doubt, he could reach out for the minute of the meeting under reference. The Olubadan made it clear that right from family compound up till the different traditional councils in Ibadanland, we have consistently held security meetings and briefed appropriate law enforcement agencies as at when due.

Meanwhile the Olubadan of Ibadanland has congratulated the Muslim Ummah for this year’s Eid-el Kabir celebration, urging them to emulate the examples of Prophet Ibrahim in obedience to the will of God and service to humanity.

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