Ibadan Chieftaincy Crisis Is Over ― Olubadan Declares
Written by admin on January 20, 2020
According to a statement issued and signed by the Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity to the Olubadan, Adeola Oloko, believed to have been quoted while the Olubadan was speaking at the weekend on the sidelines of the installation of the new Araba of Ibadanland, Chief Ifalere Odegbemi Odegbola II at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace,
“… one of the definitions of tradition is that whatsoever was good for our forefathers should also be good for us. Every aspect of Yoruba tradition and customs that we champion is preserved and protected. One, chiefs are no longer addressed as monarchs as this has become unlawful.
“Two, we have stopped indiscriminate wearing of beaded crowns and coronets.
“Three, high chiefs, senior chiefs, other chiefs and Mogaji who could not go forward because of the previous government interference in the chieftaincy system have been elevated to appropriate titles.
“Four, the titled chiefs have also been posted to different Local Government Traditional Councils by Olubadan.
“Five, no life was lost in the crisis. Six, some people insulted me but I did not revenge,” Olubadan submitted.