The apex Yoruba group under the aegis of Yoruba Council Worldwide has stripped former president Olusegun Obasanjo of all chieftaincy titles bestowed on him in Yoruba land.
TheNewsGuru.com, (TNG) recalls that the former president Olusegun Obasanjo had ordered Yoruba monarchs in a ceremony in Ibadan to stand up for Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.
This development did not go down with the monarchs who felt they were treated like ordinary ‘korofos’ in khaki uniforms.
To register the anger of the Obas turned korofos, the apex body in a statement signed by Aare Oba Oladotun Hassan, president and the secretary of the group, Siyanbade Adekanmbi late Wednesday stripped former president Olusegun Obasanjo of all titles.
“The above subject matter refers.
The Yoruba Council Worldwide being the apex Yoruba indigenous organization, having waited endlessly for your compliance to the 3 days earlier call for sober apology press conference via our widely circulated notice on 16th September, 2023, we hereby declared and seize to recognize your Chieftaincy titles conffered on you by any monarchs in Yoruba Land, including the Balogun of Owu Kingdom, consequent upon your brazen refusal to apologize, degradation and disparaging comments to the Yoruba Obas on the 15th September, 2023 at Iseyin, Oyo State: A Total Sacrilege.
“We see your disrespectful statements at the commissioning of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Iseyin campus, and had commanded kings from Oyo State to stand up and accord you respect (and subsequent defense in premium times); to the arrays of first class Royal Fathers and other leading Obas like toddlers or a village headmaster or Army General talking profusely at his foot soldiers in a most depressing, disparaging and disrespectful manner.
“We reiterate as the leading vanguard voice for all Yoruba indigenous people globally, we have eternal duty to preserve the aesthetic distinct Omoluabi ethos, Royal stools and ancestral customs and traditions of the Yoruba Obaship, precipitating our earlier demand for immediate apologies within three (3) days which you deliberately ignored blatantly.
“We shall further commence strict legal action at a court of competent jurisdiction for defamation and scandalous libel accordingly.
“Furthermore, we shall mobilize all market women, youths and leaders of thoughts for onward sanitization and compliance to our declaration forthwith.
“We have emphatically spoken!