The Chiefs in Ibadanland, including Baales and Mogajis, have warned Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, to desist from laying claim to the ownership of Ogburo, a boundary community between Oyo and Osun State.
According to the Nation, the Chiefs gave this warning in a statement jointly signed by the President and the Coordinator, Ibadan Peace Initiative, Barr. Chief Niyi Ajewole and Mogaji Nurudeen Akinade respectively.
They said Ogburo has been part of Ibadanland from time immemorial.
The Chiefs warned those causing crisis at Ogburo community to stop, adding that the community belongs to Ibadanland and not Iwo in Osun State.
In the statement, they said Ogburo community can only have one monarch, which is the Ologburo of Ogburo, His Royal Highness, Oba Victor Oyedepo Olabamji recently installed by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, stressing that any other monarch aside that is null and void.
They Chiefs said, “Ibadanland owned Ogburo community from time immemorial, all the past Oluwo’s of Iwo are aware of the fact that the community falls within Ibadan area.”
The statement urged the stakeholders in Ibadanland, Oyo State and Nigeria to intervene on the issue before it escalate to crisis.
The Chiefs bemoaned that despite the fact that the matter is with the National Boundary Commission, the issue persists.
The statement read, “It has come to our notice that the Ologburo recently installed by Olubadan can not go to his community over fear of attack, intimidation and harassment by thugs in the community and alleged involvement of a mornach.”
“Ologburo of Ogburo, HRH, Oba Victor Oyedepo Olabamji was one of the recently coronated Oba’s by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Mohood Olalekan Ishola Balogun, Alli Okunmade ll following the process generated by the administration of late Governor Abiola Ajimobi, which was also restructured, reconfirmed, and approved by Governor Seyi Makinde.”
“Odo Oba is natural a boundary between Oyo and Osun State, the river flows from Asejire through Odo Oba, which was recognised as a common boundary between Oyo and Osun State without any forms crises, wondere on their refusal to accept this at Odo Oba axis.”
“Ogburo belongs to Ibadanland from time immemorial, all the past Oluwo also know this.”