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Onido of Ido petitions Oyo govt over dethronement

In a petition he forwarded to the office of the Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, the embattled Onido of Ido debunked…

In a petition he forwarded to the office of the Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, the embattled Onido of Ido debunked the claim of the Olubadan-in-Council that he is not from the Agura family that produces the Baale of Ido.

The Olubadan-in-Council had on Monday declared that Chief Ishola is not from the Agura family that produces the Baale of Ido, among other allegations against him.

In his petition, Chief Ishola had stated that the allegations against him were unfounded saying “I am a descendant of the Agura family, and I have backed my position up with two different court judgments I have sent to the government. I am awaiting the decision of the state government before the next line of action is taken.”

Chief Ishola’s plea with the state government was coming up just as the entire members of the Traditional Council in Ido local government have on behalf of the dethroned Baale appealed to the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade I “not to dethrone the incumbent Onido of Ido, Chief Benjamin Ademola Ishola Orobiyi II.”

The appeal was made at an emergency meeting held in Ido to save the position of Chief Ishola.

Also speaking with newsmen, Chief Ishola posited that contrary to the notion that he was disrespectful to the Olubadan, he recognized and affirmed the supremacy of the Olubadanland as the supreme authority on chieftaincy matters in Ibadanland.

But Oyo State Government while reacting to the whole episode yesterday remarked that government had not yet been formally briefed about the goings on in Ido.

The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Public Communications, Prince Dotun Oyelade declared saying “government has not been formally briefed about goings-on at Ido. All those involved know the procedure to take in cases like this. The right of approval resides with the governor on such chieftaincy issues and we cannot make further comments until the issues are procedurally presented to the governor for concurrence or otherwise.”