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Ondo monarch seeks more roles for traditional rulers

By Oluwaseun Akingboye, Akure
01 August 2022   |   3:49 am
The Asin of Oka-Odo in Iwaro-Oka, Akoko South West Local Council of Ondo State, Oba Pius Omiyejola Akande, has urged government at all levels to concede more constitutional roles for traditional rulers across the country.

Idanre indigenes flay Akeredolu for disrespecting ruler, seek apology
The Asin of Okaland in Iwaro-Oka, Akoko South West Local Council of Ondo State, Oba Pius Omiyejola Akande, has urged the government at all levels to concede more constitutional roles for traditional rulers across the country.

Oba Akande said this, at the weekend, during the second coronation anniversary and New Yam festival of Oka community after 118 years interregnum without a king in the community.

The monarch lamented that the Federal Government has been belittling the powers and fundamental roles of traditional rulers, saying that it is the cause of insecurity and some other social vices rocking the nation.

He, however, lauded Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, describing him as “an excellent governor.”

MEANWHILE, indigenes of Idanre have berated Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for disrespecting the Owa of Idanre, Oba Frederick Aroloye, demanding an unreserved apology from him to the monarch.

The people of the ancient community, under the aegis of the Highlanders Club of Idanre, lamented that it is an abomination to be rude to the Owa of Idanre.

A former President of the association, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye, yesterday, urged the governor to stop insulting the traditional institution in the state.