The Ekiti state government, Thursday, restored the embattled Obasaoye of Isaoye, Moba local government area of the state, Oba Damilare Olajide Gabriel, back to the throne after tendering apology to his chiefs, who were dissatisfied by his alleged abdication of his royal seat….CONTINUE READING....CONTINUE READING
The monarch had been having a running battle with his chiefs since 2018, for allegedly taking step to exterminate all traditional festivals in the community, which prompted the chiefs to angrily begin a process of deposing him and install a successor.
The monarch in the heat of the crisis had abdicated the throne and stood his ground not to participate in worshipping of deities on the strength of his religious belief.
The matter was resolved in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Thursday by the deputy governor, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye during a peace parley with the two factions to resolve the lingering crisis.
Mrs Afuye in a statement by his media aide, Victor Ogunje, described as inappropriate, a statement allegedly made by Oba Gabriel at a peace meeting held on Tuesday,11th February, 2020 that he won’t participate personally and financially in any traditional festival.
Based on his pledge to change and partake in all traditional activities being held by the community, Mrs Afuye pleaded with the chiefs to allow the monarch to return, saying this remains the best way to foster peace and development in Isaoye.
Mrs Afuye also directed the embattled monarch to sign a document that would lend credence to his readiness to support all traditional festivals based on the request of his subjects to resolve the matter permanently.
The Obaisa of Isaoye and second in command, Chief Joseph Ogidi said the town had no issue with the monarch other than for him to rescind his decision to obliterate all traditional deities in the town.
Ogidi promised that the chiefs and the town would cooperate with the monarch if he soft pedals on his earlier hard posture and demonstrate his readiness to abide by their demands….CONTINUE READING