“There will be crisis if Akeredolu fails to call Olugbo, Oba Akinruntan to order”

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The people of Ode Ugbo community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State have accused the Olugbo of Ugboland, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan of planning to cause crisis in the community.

The community wants Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to call the monarch to order.

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They accused Oba Akinruntan of planning to disrupt a traditional festival coming up on Saturday.

The community alleged that the monarch was planning to celebrate his coronation anniversary in the town during the time the town will be conducting traditional rites when there should be no celebration.

In a letter sent to the governor, dated November 9, 2017, the community alleged that the intention of Oba Akinruntan was to disrupt the traditional rites of the community.

The letter was signed by 11 traditional chiefs of the community, who included: High Chief Daisi Mafimisebi, Chief Ajiboyede Ikuesan and Chief Ajimokun Ajaka among others.

The letter read in part, "In this period, Malokun, Aghoro Festival, Oro Onilegbeleitebe are performed. During this period, people are to stay indoors for the period of the rites within the community of Ode Ugbo.

"It baffles us that Oba Akinrutan who has been having his coronation in several places is planning to come and celebrate his anniversary inside Ode Ugbo and knowing fully well that this period is a sacred one in our community."

The community leaders asked the governor to order Akinruntan to postpone his coronation anniversary till after the traditional rites.

They also threatened that if he (Olugbo) attempts to disrupt their traditional rites, all members of the community would resist him and it could lead to violence in the community.

However, all efforts to reach the monarch on the telephone was not successful as his telephone line was indicating switched off and there was no response to the text message sent to him.


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