‘Ajimobi, Olubadan face-off to end soon’

Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, on Wednesday said that the ongoing face-off between the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and the state government would soon be resolved.

The monarch spoke after a close-door meeting with Gov. Abiola Ajimobi at the Government House, Ibadan.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akanbi led 11 “Beaded Crown” Obas from Iwoland to the meeting.

Akanbi said he had spoken with the Olubadan on the crisis, and the discussion with the governor on Wednesday showed that the issue would soon be resolved.

He said that the governor had displayed high level of courtesy and respect for traditional institutions, particularly that of the Olubadan.

The monarch said that Ajimobi had insisted that the Olubadan was more like a father to him and should be highly respected.

NAN recalls that the state government had, on Aug. 27, elevated and installed 21 new Obas in Ibadan, the state capital.

The elevation and installation of the 21 Obas had generated heat, which led to a face-off between the state government and the Olubadan.



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