Oyo Govt, Olubadan Row To End Soon – Oluwo

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, has said that the ongoing face-off between the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and the state government would soon be resolved.

The monarch spoke after a close-door meeting with Gov. Abiola Ajimobi at the Government House, Ibadan on Wednesday.

Judging from his earlier meeting with the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on the matter, the first class monarch said that he was confident that a rapprochement would soon be established over the chieftaincy review row.

The governor had, on August 27, presented certificates and staff of office to eight former Ibadan high chiefs and 13 Baales, a development that triggered a face-off between him and the Olubadan, who was opposed to the crowning of new Obas.

The Oluwo said that his visit to Ajimobi was aimed at finding an amicable solution to the dispute between the governor and Oba Adetunji.

Oba Akanbi, who did not disclose the details of his discussions with Ajimobi and the Olubadan, however, expressed optimism that the end to the crisis was in sight.

He commended the governor for what he called his peaceful disposition to the saga and his continuous expression of deep respect for the Olubadan and the traditional institution.

The Oluwo said, “I have met with Baba, the Olubadan, and we even spoke last night. I am here to speak with the governor because Iwo is the closest town to Ibadan. Being the closest first class monarch to the Olubadan, anything that happens to Ibadan is of interest to Iwo.

“We are here in continuation of our efforts at finding solution to the crisis. I am not going tell you the details of our discussions, but I can assure you that the traditional stool has been highly respected by the governor. He has shown so much respect to the Olubadan.

“I can see the government’s side that must also be respected. We must not rubbish that office. You can see that even with the power at his disposal, Ajimobi has toed the path of modesty and a quintessential trueborn Yoruba man.

“He has kept saying ‘Olubadan is my father; he is my king; I am the Aare of Ibadanland courtesy of Baba Olubadan.’ So he has shown so much humility that must be appreciated. I believe Baba Olubadan will soon come to terms with the governor on the installation of Obas in Ibadan.”

The royal father commended the governor for embracing all efforts towards finding amicable resolution to the impasse.

Osun APC, Oluwo Console Tinubu Over Son’s Death

The Osun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress and the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, have commiserated with All Progressives Congress (APC) Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the loss of his son, Jide.

Osun APC described the news of Jide’s death as shocking.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Kunle Oyatomi, the party said: “The pain, the disbelief, the sense of tragic loss were palpable in our mood as the news broke. It was the worst piece of information nobody in his/her wildest imagination expected.

“All members of the APC in the state of Osun are in deep mourning over the death of the young man, who must have been a great pride to his parents, his family and Nigeria.

Albeit, this loss is not limited to the family of our National Leader. The whole country mourns Jide’s passing because the life of one of its brilliant young ones has been cut short in his prime. We are devastated.

“Although we mourn his death, we are resigned to the cruel fate because we know that it is not the end of life. Since Allah has allowed it, we cannot question it, for He knows best. However, our heartfelt sympathy goes to the Bola Ahmed Tinubu family. We emphatise with them over Jide’s passing, and pray that Allah gives them the strength to bear the loss.”

Meanwhile, in a condolence message by his media aide, Ibrahim Ali, the Oluwo advised Asiwaju Tinubu not to be depressed but to take solace in the support he receives from Nigerians at “this trying and unfortunate period”.

The monarch advised Tinubu to summon courage and take a cue from the trial of the late Premier of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, when he lost his son, Segun.

He said Awolowo was not deterred from serving the nation despite the death of his son.

Oluwo said Tinubu may be bereaved but he must not forget that he is a pillar to Nigeria that must be firm, irrespective of the weather.

Oluwo Eulogises SOK At 50

Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale has congratulated the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to Osun governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon on his 50th birthday.

The congratulatory message of the monarch was conveyed through a release signed by his press secretary, Mr. Alli Ibrahim on Sunday.

The monarch described Okanlawon as an asset to propelling progressive governance and media institution in Nigeria.

He noted his administrative experience is a certificate for excellence performance as one of the very active Senior Special Advisers to Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

Oluwo urged Okanlawon to prepared himself for higher political offices, for, a serious government, irrespective of political affiliation needs his service for effective media deliverance

Osun NSCDC Boss Hails Oluwo’s Charistmatic Monarchy

The Osun State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Commandant Aboluwaye Akinwande has described Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi as an asset to the security, historical, political, religious and economic stability of Nigeria, saying most people in his immediate environment are ignorant of his charismatic leadership.

Akinwande said Oluwo is a monarch with a difference, fully committed to serving humanity in all spheres of life, saying few people are not on the same page with him because of the strangeness of his doctrines and unique approach to monarchy.

According to a statement signed by the Press Secretary to the monarch, Ali Ibrahim, the commandant made the disclosure while leading his team on a familiarisation visit to the Oluwo of Iwoland, HRM Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, in his palace recently.

The NSCDC boss said, Oba Akanbi remains an historical wizard blessed with administrative proficiency Nigeria need at this recession period, stressing that his knowledge of Iwo has changed few months after the installation of Oba Akanbi as Oluwo of Iwo.

Akinwande further described Oluwo as a responsible father laying precedence for the traditional institutions as exemplified by Oduduwa, the pioneer of Yoruba race, saying his contribution to humanity in road rehabilitation, security vehicles, health facilities, feedings of orphans/widows/less privileged and empowerments are testimony to his beliefs that kingship is nothing but a position to efficiently serve humanity.

“Oluwo is indeed a father to all. Some people of his immediate environment don’t know his worth. He has demonstrated to be a responsible father. His programmes are encompassing for the benefit of all devoid of discrimination. I learnt he patched Iwo-Osogbo road, Iwo-Ibadan road, potholes within Iwo community, bought surveillance vehicle for security men, feeding orphans, widows and the have-not in his palace. Those succours speak volume of a responsible father.

In his remark, Oba Akanbi pledged his support for the agency in protecting lives and properties of the people of Osun, appealing to citizens to be law abiding and respect security men in the interest of the country.

Wonder!! How Oluwo ‘Mysteriously’ Stop Rain In Iwo

When natural things happen, people view it as normal but when the abnormal happens, it becomes a subject of marvel, discourse and leaves a tide of Appraisal of God’s Wonders and Magnificence.

The unthinkable happened last Saturday in Iwo when the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi Telu I interceded to stop Rains at the funeral of an APC Chieftain’s father, Alhaji Rafiu Alani Gafar.

As the heavy rains began in earnest, the event was disrupted as people scampered to hid where they will not be affected by the heavy rain.

The Oluwo who was said to have a discomfort with the situation entered the rain and Prayed God to stop the rain.

According to eyewitness account, Oba Akanbi said “If you (God) was the one that sent me, in your Name (Allah), I command the rain to stop.”

Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi who was quoted to have said that Rain is an element of God’s prowess said he cannot be disturbed by the rain since He and the Rain are messengers of God.

The eyewitness said traditionalists at the event had tried to stop the rain but were unable to stop it.

“Immediately the Oluwo prayed, the weather changed and the aesthetic crowd were wild in jubilation.”

The event according to the source was one of many events where the Oluwo actions confirmed his sayings that as a King, He is a representative of God and that He with other creatures of God are of the same caliber and cannot work in discreet realms.

Why Oba Adeoye Withdrew Case against Oba Akanbi

The on-going case against the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, filed by the Oluwo Oke of Iwo Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye, may be discontinued as the Oba Adeoya has decided to discontinue the case against his counterpart.
This decision, he said on Friday, is due to pleas from former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Governor Rauf Aregbesola and other prominent persons.
Oba Adeoye said this while speaking with journalists in court after the presiding magistrate, Mr. Olusola Aluko, transferred the case for reassignment.
Oluwo Oke said, “I had to withdraw the case because of people like Baba Olusegun Obasanjo, the governor (Aregbesola) and other eminent personalities who begged me to withdraw it.
“I did so in the interest of peace in the state. Although I am an Oba, there are people, who one should also respect.”
Although the Oba Adeoye’s counsel, Mr. Soji Oyetayo, had told the court that his client had filed a notice of withdrawal due to pleas from prominent personalities, the magistrate said he would not entertain it because he had already stepped down the case on December 30, 2016.
The Oluwo was not present in court, but he was represented by eight traditional rulers in his domain, including the Olowu of Kuta, Oba Adekunle Ahmed, who is the chairman of Iwo Traditional Council, who pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy regarding the bench warrant of arrest issued against Oluwo saying the media misquoted Oba Akanbi who would never disrespect the judiciary.