Olubadan Of Ibadanland Sends A Delegation To Benin Republic As Sunday Igboho Returns To Court On Monday
Oba Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, has dispatched a delegation to Cotonou, Benin Republic, to watch the court hearings involving Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.
This was stated by Oba Adetunji at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace while exchanging views with some thought leaders, including the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) President General, Prince Yemisi Adeaga; first vice President General, Dr. Tirimisiyu Oladimeji; Ekefa Olubadan, Senior Chief Lekan Alabi; Ajia Olubadan, Chief Wasiu Alaador
The monarch, who did not reveal the identity of the delegation, stated that those who were to observe the court proceedings will be present on Monday without fail.
According to a statement issued by his Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity Adeola Oloko, the Olubadan made the decision to allay the fears of several people, including protesters who have repeatedly besieged his palace, and to assure that he was not folding his arms over the tribulations of Igboho and his companions.
“Sunday Igboho lives in Ibadan, got married in Ibadan, raised children in Ibadan, built houses in Ibadan, and as such, he has the right to be protected by the Ibadan Traditional Institution within the ambit of the law, just like any other human being in Ibadan,” the monarch said, according to the statement.
Fears of a repeat of the Yoruba-Fulani clash of 1814 were allayed by Oba Adetunji, who indicated that he was in daily contact with Yoruba major royal fathers, including Igboho royal crowns.
Students of history may like to be reminded, according to Oba Adetunji, that when certain individuals during the period in question opted to participate in territorial expansion to the sea, it required the Ibadan army, led by Balogun Oderinlo, to resist the invasion and bring the incursion to a halt near Osogbo.
The monarch asked the people to be calm and follow the law, emphasizing that truth will triumph.