The Concerned lgbore Citizens(TCIC) in Abeokuta South Local Government of Ogun Stage has praised the authorities of Abeokuta South Local Government and the Nigerian Police for aborting violence that could have erupted following the Tuesday, December 13 installation of Chief Wole Odekunle as Olori Aje Igbore in lle-Ogboni, Igbore, Abeokuta.
In a release by key representatives of the group – Awaye Olusegun Adefunso (Chairman) and Alhaji Sulaiman Kazeem(General Secretary), the body noted that despite a letter written by Abeokuta South Local Government to Oluwo Igbore, Chief Anthony Olaiwola Oliyide to desist from installing Chief Oluwole Odekunle as Olori Aje lgbore because the matter is ‘still a subject of litigation in the Appeal Court Holden in Ibadan on Suit No.: CA/IB/93/2022″ and another case suit No.: AB/455/2022 in Ogun State High Court Holden in Abeokuta, Chief Oliyide still made attempts to confer the
The Concerned Igbore Citizens noted with dismay, frantic efforts made by Chief Oliyide to perform the alleged illegality, not caring that such steps could have thrown the community into violence and confusion if the Police had not intervened quickly.
The group wondered why the Oluwo Igbore who is very much aware that whosoever is the Olori Aje lgbore is automatically the Olori Parakoyi Egba in line with the customs and traditions of lgbore and Egbaland could be so determined to embark on an action capable of causing confusion in the town.
It further pointed out that the Chairman of Abeokuta South Local Government had written to Oluwo Igbore asking him to “kindly adhere strictly to the directive” against the installation of the title, “in the interest of obedience to the rule of law and for peaceful co-existence of all the good people of lgbore township and Ogun State in general”.
The Igbore citizens hereby urged the people of the community to remain peaceful and calm since the installation had been prevented by the good people of Igbore and the Nigerian Police.
The group also urged Oluwo Igborę to respect the rule of law and of course, the customs and traditions of lgbore township.