In what seems to be a brewing crisis, the indigenes of Ijeshaland both home and abroad want the government to wade-in and nip issues in Ijeshaland in the bud before it escalates into a full blown menace.
In an exclusive interview with HRH Dr Oyekanmi Ogedengbe obanla of Ijeshaland, and the vice chairman, Ijesha traditional council, he made several expository revelation about happenings in Ijeshaland.
Amongst the several issues was what he described as the Owa-obokun’s (the Paramount ruler, Adimula Oba (Dr) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II) sheer arrogance, pride and blatant disregard for government institution.
During the interview, Obanla of Ijeshaland insists that Ijeshaland may not witness any meaningful progress except the Owa-obokun is called to order. He said the Owa-obokun’s unruly behavior seems to be beyond government’s control.
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According to Obanla, “Owa-obokun says he is above the government and when Rauf Aregbesola instituted a panel of enquiry to torch on several issues pertaining to the complaints, traditional stool’s anomalies and various misdemeanors of Owa-obokun, he boastfully proclaimed that the report will never see the light of the day and that was exactly what happened. He also setup the ‘Alaye of Ijeshaland’ to be beaten up when he spoke up on what the ancestral kindred spirits warned about Ijeshaland.
His Royal Highness, Dr. Oyekanmi Ogedengbe alarmed that the Owa-obokun needs to play a responsible leadership role in uniting all Ijesha indigenes for progress rather than champion an anti-progress agenda.
Attempts to reach the Owa-obokun for his side of the story proved abortive as at the time of filing this report.