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Warning Letter: Fayemi Visits Alaafin In Ibadan This Morning

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The executive governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has visited Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, this morning behind close doors.

It was gathered that the meeting which spanned into an hour was held at the Ibadan residence of the monarch.

This is coming after the respected monarch wrote the governor over a query issued by Fayemi to 11 prominent monarchs in the state over alleged insubordination.

Alaafin had in a three-page letter dated March 12, 2020, warned Fayemi, against treating the traditional institution in Yorubaland with levity.

Oba Adeyemi said he wrote on behalf of other prominent traditional rulers in Yorubaland, including the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona; and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Gbadebo Adedotun.

He said unlike, in some tribes, where there was nothing attached to their traditional institutions, the Yoruba traditional institution was ancestral and spiritual.

Fayemi, in the query issued individually to the affected traditional rulers by the Bureau on Chieftaincy Affairs dated March 11, gave the monarchs 72 hours within which to reply.

The query, which was entitled, “Re: Absence from State Functions and Council of Traditional Rulers’ Monthly Meetings,” was signed by A.O. Adeoye on behalf of the Permanent Secretary of the bureau.

The governor and some aggrieved prominent monarchs had for sometime been at each others’ throat since July 31, 2019 over the appointment of Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Alabi, as the new chairman of Ekiti Council of traditional rulers.

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