The 28-member committee arrange by the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, can be assembly with ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka and different prime leaders over the continuing agitations within the South-West area.
The Coordinator of the Ooni’s committee, Akin Osuntokun, confirmed the event to Punch.
Osuntokun stated the assembly with prime Yoruba leaders is geared in the direction of in search of options to the challenges going through the South-West and in addition to pursue the pursuits of the Yoruba race.
Osuntokun stated, “Those to be consulted are the high-ranking opinion leaders and traditional rulers including Prof Wole Soyinka; former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Afenifere leader, Ayo Adebanjo; Olowo of Owo; Awujale; Olubadan; Soun of Ogbomoso; Alake; Ewi; Osemawe; and others.
“We will consult with them on the sustenance and promotion of the collective welfare of the Yoruba, especially against the backdrop of the present political crisis. We will seek their blessings and counsel on how best to proceed in the pursuit of this objective.”
He added that the assembly with the Ooni would come inside the subsequent two weeks.
SaharaReporters had on July 22 reported that Ooni introduced the organising a 28-member committee made up of outstanding South-West leaders to look into the problems of the area.
According to the committee coordinator, Akin Osuntokun, the committee will look into the issues surrounding the arrest of Igboho and different associated issues.
The Ooni of Ife inaugurated the advisory council and referred to as it, the Ooni Caucus.
“The inauguration ceremony had been scheduled over a month ago and it is just an accident that it coincided with reports of Sunday Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou.
“Nonetheless the council is actively interested in the new development and would appropriately respond in the nearest future,” Osuntokun added.
He additional listed the committee members to incorporate Deputy Chairman Oyo State Traditional Council and Olugbon of Igbon, Oba Olusola Alao; Senator Biodun Olujimi, Mrs Toyin Saraki, Mr Segun Awolowo, Prince Doyin Okupe, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Prince Oye Oyewumi, Mr Muyiwa Ige and General Olu Okunnowo.