Ooni of Ife Battle Owa Obokun at Osun Monarchs’ Meeting

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The atmosphere was charged yesterday at the monthly meeting of the Osun State Council of Obas due to an argument over the seating arrangement.

According to The Nation, the Owa Obokun, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, did not allow the advance team of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to place his seat at a vantage position.

It was further learnt that the dress of one of the emissaries (emese) was torn during the “scuffle”.

The emeses were said to have insisted on placing the seat in a particular position. They claimed that they were acting on the Ooni’s instruction.

The Oni is the permanent chairman of the council while the Owa is the vice chairman.

It was gathered that Oba Aromolaran left the Government House a few minutes before Oba Ogunwusi arrived and the meeting was postponed indefinitely.

The Ooni went to visit the Owa at his palace in Ilesa. He told him that he was not interested in fighting for any position but for peace among Yoruba obas.

Owa reportedly told the Ooni that “your visit is a surprise to me and it is the least expected. Now that you have come to show a hand of friendship, I will now join your unity train to unify the Yoruba.”

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