The Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan has been told to withdraw a statement where he was quoted as saying he is the leader of all Yoruba monarchs.
The Ulogbo was described as a rabble rouser and an attention-seeking monarch, for declaring himself as the leader of all Yoruba Obas. Reacting to the Oba’s claimed, the Secretary General, Council of Yoruba Obas, Oba Aderemi Adedapo maintained that the Ooni of Ife remains the number one king in Yoruba land. He was responding to questions from Punch on the matter.
Oba Adedapo, who is also the Olojudo of Ido Osun, said the Olugbo’s claim was untrue. He said no one could rewrite history of the Yorubaland in order to suit his purpose, adding that the Ooni of Ife remained the leader without any controversy.
Oba Adedapo, who is also the Coordinator, South-West Council of Traditional Rulers, said the late Ooni, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, was highly instrumental to Oba Akinruntan’s ascension to the throne. He said, “Oba Akinruntan is an attention seeker. He is a rabble rouser, he deserves no response but some people especially outside the country may tend to believe his claim if he is not corrected.
“His utterance is part of royal rascality we are talking about. Does he want to rewrite history or what? Nobody can rewrite history. The late Ooni Sijuwade made it possible for him to become the Olugbo. “He must withdraw that statement within the next 96 hours which is four days. What he is saying is abominable in Yorubaland.”