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Community, Osun govt on collision course over Olufon stool



Indigenes of Ifon-Orolu are set on a collision course with the Osun State Authorities over the alleged imposition of Olufon of Ifon-Orolu and the defective course of initiated by the Ministry of Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs.

To this finish, indigenes of the city beneath the aegis of Olufon Consultative Discussion board have written a letter to the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, warning that any try and undertake the defunct 1979 Chieftaincy declaration as towards the 1988 Chieftaincy declaration will result in a disaster locally.

Within the letter, which was signed by Prof. James Oladejo on behalf of 29 different elders and made out there by DAILY POST, the discussion board which expressed their displeasure over the letter written by the state authorities to the Odunolu royal household requesting them to supply the following Olufon described it as imposition of an unqualified monarch on the group with out due consideration of the recommendation of well-meaning voices inside the group of Ifon-Osun.

They acknowledged that the federal government’s letter was opposite to the recommendation and request put ahead to the state authorities in a current written submission on the matter by a bunch of elites from the traditional city of Ifon-Osun.

Within the submission, the letter revealed, the discussion board had requested that the extant provisions of the 1988 declaration be adopted as a way to guarantee equity, peace and progress within the historic city.

Whereas noting that the federal government has not proven curiosity within the want of the individuals, the discussion board added that the indigenes of the city are left to imagine that the progress and improvement of Ifon-Osun will not be of main concern to the state authorities.

The discussion board in condemning the invitation prolonged the Odunolu royal household to take up the Olufon stool described the motion as a recipe for chaos and anarchy within the historic group.

“Imposing a monarch upon the individuals towards their may also has the corollary impact of stifling cooperation and improvement locally,” it mentioned.

The discussion board requested the state authorities to reverse and recall its a call for participation to the Odunolu ruling household threatening that undesirable penalties of the invitation might start to manifest if the letter isn’t withdrawn.

“All authorized avenues will probably be pursued to withstand any tried imposition of a monarch upon our individuals. The state authorities should not permit our group to descend into anarchy and our individuals should not be put in a state of affairs that would flip them towards each other. The one strategy to keep away from such ugly penalties is to hearken to the voice of the individuals,” it concluded.

The Olufon stool grew to become vacant after the demise of Oba Almaroof Adekunle Olumoyero in April 2021.

Recall that the Morounfolu ruling home has by means of a letter to the state governor, raised an alarm over the matter on Monday, November 22, 2021.

In the meantime, the try to succeed in Rasak Adeosun, the Particular Adviser to the Governor on Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs, was futile as he was not on seat to honour the invitation prolonged to this reporter, and calls to his phone line went unanswered.

Olufon stool: Royal household cautions towards illegality, calls for motion from govt

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