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Pandemonium As Ooni, Owa Obokun of Ilesa Fight Over Chairmanship Position

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It was like a war on Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers as prominent traditional rulers engaged in free for all.

The Owa Obokun of Ijesaland, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran reportedly fought the advance team of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi who brought his special chair to the front seat of the venue of the meeting as the presiding chairman.

Oba Aromolaran reportedly shouted down the Ooni’s advance team and was quoted to have protested that, Oba Ogunwusi’s chair should not come before his own in any way.

Despite the intervention of some Obas to calm Oba Aromolaran, he reportedly insisted that his chair must come forward.

Followers of the two respected monarchs were said to have engaged in duel fight, a situation that led to serious crisis.

However, the meeting was immediately cancelled as other monarchs described the act as ridiculous to the traditional circle.

It was gathered that most of Obas at the meeting condemned the insistence of Oba Aromolaran to sit in the front.

“Despite the Ooni’s ‘Emeses’ (messengers) insistence that they were sent by the monarch to put the chair at that place, Aromolarn resisted them by force and got one of them stripped,” a source said.

Governor of Osun state, Mr Rauf Aregbesola has however intervened in the crisis as sources said that the governor has summoned the monarchs to restore harmony.

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