Following the ongoing uproars concerning the agitation for the creation of Oduduwa Republic out of Nigeria, the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji has said Yorubaland cannot just decide to be out of Nigera without consulting with the ancestors”.
Olubadan made this known through his spokesperson, Adeola Oloko, Speaking with BBCNewsYoruba, he said Kabiyesi Olubadan would like everyone to know that the intention to create Oduduwa Republic needed deep thinking and consultations across board.
It would be recalled that Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egba Land, Oba Adedotun Àrèmú Gbadebo recently said in his release, the Olubadan of Ibadan also made it clear that the agitation for the creation of Oduduwa Republic goes beyond an individual or a personal interest.
He said, “I don’t want people to misinterpret Kabiyesi’s perspective concerning the creation of Oduduwa Republic, but agitating for the creation of Oduduwa Republic is beyond anyone, Kabiyesi Olubadan is not saying Sunday Igboho is not fighting good cause, but it should be well thought out”.
“Sunday Igboho is a bonafide Yoruba, he always visit the Palace of Olubadan of Ibadan, but he has his fundamental rights to say his opinions and views about anything”.
“All Yoruba traditional monarchs must sit-down and have a deep discussion with one another to know if Yorubaland is truly ready for Oduduwa Republic”.
“Yorubaland cannot just decide to be out of Nigera without consulting with the ancestors”.
“For instance, if a king is to be chosen, the most appropriate thing is to consult the ancestors through the oracle before anyone can be crowned as king”.
“Yorubaland has a deep cultural heritage, no one can just do things without due diligence and consultation, he added.
“We therefore needs to ask those asking for the creation of Oduduwa Republic whether they made duly consulted the ancestors, he concluded.