Leadership tussle: Obi petitions Olubadan over Igbo chief in Oyo

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By Adeola Badru

THE Balogun Ndigbo of Ibadanland and Oyo State, High Chief Aloysious Obi, has petitioned the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, over what he described because the monarch purported endorsement of Dr. Alex Anozie, because the chief of Igbos in Ibadanland.

Obi, in a protest letter titled: “Setting the record straight on Igbo Traditional Leadership in Ibadan and Oyo State,” to the Olubadan and members of the Olubadan-in-Council, and made out there to journalists yesterday, stated the endorsement was an try to trigger misunderstanding and confusion amongst Ndigbo within the state.

Vanguard recalled that the purported endorsement of Anozie appeared within the media (nationwide dailies and social platforms) not too long ago, advising that disputes amongst Igbo folks in Ibadan ought to be dealt with by Anozie as the standard chief of the ethnic group in Ibadan and Oyo State.

But Obi, within the protest letter maintained that the report was deceptive and able to rupturing the peace and tranquility, hitherto pervading Igbo neighborhood in Ibadan and Oyo State, disclosing that there’s presently a case earlier than the Court of Appeal over the standard management of Ndigbo in Ibadan and Oyo State between himself and Anozie.

While insisting that the purported endorsement is prejudicial and had brought about him and your entire Igbo neighborhood each at dwelling and within the Diaspora a humiliation, he known as on the monarch to inside the shortest potential time, right what he described as “an action done in error.”

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Obi who recalled that he was pronounced “Olori Gbogbo Awon Igbo” (Leader or head of Igbo Community) by Oba Adetunji in 2016, stated he believed that the monarch couldn’t approbate and reprobate on the similar time on who’s the genuine Igbo conventional chief in Oyo State.

The letter learn partially: “l want to remind your Media Aide, Mr. Adeola Oloko, that it is prejudicial to make a statement on a court of competent jurisdisction following a statement credited to him that Dr. Alex Anozie is the authentic Eze and Onyendu Ndigbo of Ibadan and Oyo State which is the main subject of litigation.”

“Your Majesty, it should also be recalled that you pronounced me “OLORI GBOGBO AWON IGBO,” in your palace on the twenty second day of April, 2016. I additionally want to remind your majesty that you just invited us (my group and that of Dr. Anozie) and warned us to cease the usage of Eze Ndigbo instantly, which all of us accepted,” Obi recalled.


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Leadership tussle: Obi petitions Olubadan over Igbo chief in Oyo

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