Chieftancy crisis: Igbore community commends LG, Police intervention - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, December 15, 2022

Chieftancy crisis: Igbore community commends LG, Police intervention

By Adedayo Olanrewaju

The Concerned lgbore Citizens in Abeokuta South Local Government have commended the authorities of Abeokuta South Local Government and the Nigerian Police for aborting violence that would have accompanied the installation of
Chief Wole Odekunle as Olori Aje Igbore on Tuesday 13 December, 2022 in lle-Ogboni, Igbore, Abeokuta.

The group noted that despite a letter written by Abeokuta South Local Government to Oluwo Igbore, Chief Anthony Olaiwola Oliyide to desist from installing Chief Oluwole Odekunle as Olori Aje lgbore because the matter is 'Still a matter of litigation in the Appeal Court Holden in Ibadan on Suit No.: CA/IB/93/2022"', and another case suit No.: AB/455/2022 in Ogun State High Court Holden in Abeokuta. Chief Oliyide still made attempts to confer the chieftainey title.

The Concerned Igbore Citizens,
in a statement signed by Awaye Olusegun Adefunso and Alhaji Suleiman Kazeem, Chairman and Secretary respectively, noted with dismay, frantic efforts made by Chief Oliyide to perform the illegality and throw the community into violent confusion if the Police had not intervene timely.

The group pointed out that the Oluwo Igbore is very much aware that whosoever is the Olori Aje lgbore is automatically the Olori Parakoyi Egba in line with the
customs and traditions of lgbore and Egbaland and insists in causing confusion in the town.

It further pointed out that the Chairman of Abeokuta South Local Government had written to Oluwo Igbore asking him to "kindly adhere strictly to the directive" against the installation of the title, "in the interest of obedience to the rule of law and for peaceful co-existence of all the good people of lgbore township and Ogun State in general".

The Igbore citizens hereby urge the people of the community to remain peaceful and calm since the installation has been prevented by the good people of Igbore and the Nigerian Police. The group urge Oluwo IgborÄ™to respect the rule of law and of course the customs and traditions of lgbore township.

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