December 4, 2023

Stakeholders in Igbomina land have cautioned the  Olomu of Omu- Aran ,Oba Abdulraheem Oladele Adeoti against his desperation to become head of traditional council.

They are worried that leadership crisis may surface and that there may be absence of unity among members of the Igbomina-Ekiti  Obas.

Successive Olupo of Ajase-Ipo have headed the council and got recognized as Chairman .

The Ajase-Ipo throne however became vacant following the passing of Oba Sikiru Atanda Woleola II on 22 February 2021 and the vacant throne has not been filled.

Our correspondent gathered  that the  Olomu of Omu- Aran ,Oba Abdulraheem Oladele Adeoti has been making contacts  and rallying support for the idea of making the chairmanship rotational  a development that will ease   his emergence  as chairman of the Igbomina Council of Obas.

An indigene of Ajase-Ipo , who spoke on condition of anonymity however   urged the Omu-Aran monarch  not to ‘rock the boat’ .

‘Whoever occupies the Ajase-ipo throne has always been the number one Traditional Ruler in Igbomina- Ekiti.

Whoever is the Olupo has always been the Chairman,  Council of  Igbomina- Ekiti Traditional Rulers .  This status was attained not through contest but primarily because, it was well-deserved,  Ajase-ipo has been in existence since sixteen century.

Just like seniority is not questioned and Chairmanship of Traditional Councils not made   rotational in other districts,

For example, while the Owa of Ijeshaland, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran acted as Chairman, Osun state Council of Obas before a new Ooni  was announced , Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi took over in  January 2016  after his emergence as Ooni of Ife.

We consider it necessary to urge the Olomu of Omu- Aran ,Oba Abdulraheem Oladele Adeoti to halt secret plan  to become Chairman of Igbomina -Ekiti Traditional Rulers.

Doing otherwise can negatively affect existing good relationship between the two communities.

”We, the Indigenes of Ajase-ipo are watching with keen interest across the globe. We the good people of Ajase-Ipo stand in unity to defend our Right, our Heritage, our Pride, our customs, which  successive Olupos have upheld”. he said

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