The Ekiti State Authorities has directed the authorities of Moba Native Authorities to cease the month-to-month salaries of the Obasaoye of Isaoye Ekiti, Oba Gabriel Olajide, for abandoning his royal duties and refusal to look or dwell within the city for over three years.
The Deputy Governor Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi gave the directive on Thursday in Ado Ekiti throughout a gathering he held with the monarch, chiefs and different stakeholders from the neighborhood who petitioned the state authorities accusing the Obasaoye of abdicating his throne and different acts of misconduct.
An announcement by the Particular Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, stated the assembly was summoned following a receipt of a safety report from the Division of State Companies (DSS) on the probability of violence over the battle between the Oba and his chiefs who accused him of highhandedness and disrespect for the city’s custom.
The aggrieved chiefs led by the Obaisa of Isaoye, Chief Joseph Ogidi, revealed that Oba Olajide, who ascended the throne in 2017, had deserted the neighborhood and had didn’t yield to the federal government’s directive issued at a gathering presided over by the Deputy Governor on November 17, 2018, that he ought to resume his official duties.
The neighborhood in its petition to the state authorities demanded the dethronement of Oba Olajide for allegedly sponsoring assaults on his topics, abandonment of his throne, violation of the city’s cultural heritage, destruction of the shrines and artefacts, utilizing the Police to harass his topics, refusal to take part in cultural and conventional practices which he claimed are towards his religion and refusal to look within the city for over three years.
Isaoye indigenes of their petition additionally accused Oba Olajide of utilizing his connection as a police officer to trigger the arrest and detention of his topics by the lads of the Nigeria Police.
Ogidi had earlier informed the Deputy Governor that Oba Olajide’s newest refusal to permit Mrs. Abiola Adeyeye, the Eyebasa of Isaoye to carry a feast in honour of the chiefs has been threatening the peace of the neighborhood and will snowball right into a disaster if there was no immediate authorities intervention.
He defined that each attraction to the Oba, to heed the federal government’s directive final issued in November 2018 to return dwelling and carry out his royal duties and supply day-to-day management to the neighborhood had fallen on deaf ears.
Ogidi disclosed that the Moba Conventional Council presided over by the quick previous Oore of Otun Ekiti, Oba Adedapo Popoola, didn’t persuade Oba Olajide to again down from his hard-line stance towards his topics which compelled them to formally request for his dethronement by the state authorities.
Responding, Oba Olajide admitted that he had deserted his area for the concern of the unknown sustaining that nothing would change his stance.
Oba Olajide claimed that the individuals of the city had denied him entry to the palace.
The Deputy Governor, Otunba Egbeyemi, who puzzled why Oba Olajide refused to carry out his official duties as a conventional ruler for over three years regardless of the federal government’s intervention within the battle along with his topics, stated the monarch lacks the ethical justification to proceed amassing salaries for duties not rendered.
Egbeyemi subsequently directed Moba Native Authorities to cease the month-to-month salaries of the Obasaoye with quick impact. He additionally directed that Mrs Adeyeye goes forward together with her “iwuye” ceremony because the Eyebasa having been appointed since 2010 and in keeping with the needs of the neighborhood.
The Deputy Governor declined the neighborhood’s request for Oba Olajide’s dethronement saying the applying to that impact is already earlier than the Ekiti State Council of Conventional Rulers which is predicted to make applicable suggestions to the state authorities.
He stated: “You had been enthroned because the king of your city and you haven’t stayed in that city for the previous three years and you’re utilizing the Police to arrest the individuals you’re speculated to be main as an Oba.
“You understand I informed you since 2018 that when you desire your Police obligation to the throne, the selection is yours and you may depart it and face your Police obligation however your capabilities as an Oba should not endure as a result of your neighborhood wants you.
“You stated you’ll be able to’t carry out sacrifices and take part in rituals. Should you can’t do it, you’ll have issues together with your individuals. This authorities don’t need your city to dethrone you. How are you going to be made an Oba and also you run away from the throne?
“You keep exterior and also you unleash the Police in your individuals. The individual that desires to carry a feast for the chiefs (Eyebasa) to mark her chieftaincy, you stopped her from doing so.
“Chiefs, let the lady maintain her “iwuye” ceremony as a result of the federal government has spoken. However I don’t need your Oba to be dethroned however his wage have to be stopped as a result of he shouldn’t acquire cash for the work he has not accomplished.”
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