OONI SETTLES DISPUTE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL RULERS, EKITI GOVERNMENT.
The misunderstanding between some prominent traditional rulers in Ekiti state and the state government has been resolved.
This followed the intervention of the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the meeting held at the Governors office Ado Ekiti, Oba Ogunwusi said the traditional rulers have agreed to sheath their sword and allow peace to reign within the traditional institutions in the state.
Oba Ogunwusi blamed the media for its role in fueling the crisis among the monarchs.
He urged the monarchs to be united particularly, in the interest of the Yoruba race.
The Ooni of Ife observed that there should be a mutual respect between government and traditional rulers, and urged the aggrieved monarchs to embrace patriotism to give room for peace and development.
Also the Ewi of Ado Ekiti Oba Rufus Adejugbe said the issue among the Obas was a family affairs and would be treated as such since they had agreed to work together.
Similarly the Owa Ajero of Ijero Ekiti Oba Adewole Adebayo told newsmen that the court case instituted by the monarch against the current Chairman of council of Obas in the state and alawe of ilawe Oba Ajibade Alabi would now be suspended based on the agreement reached at the reconciliatory meeting.
In a remark, chairman Ekiti Council of Obas, Oba Adebanji Alabi confirmed that there was no more division among the monarchs as the issues causing the row among them had been resolved.
Some prominent Obas in Ekiti popularly referred to as pelupelu had since the appointment of the Alawe of Ilawe as the chairman, council of Obas shunned the monthly meeting called by the council as well as some state functions to protest the emergence of the Alawe on the complaint that he is not one of the sixteen Obas fit to occupy the exalted seat.