The Council of Yoruba Obas in Diaspora has questioned the reason for the restriction to the underwriting of absolute rulers in Diaspora by the Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom, Oba Obateru Akinruntan.
Akinruntan had as of late in his royal residence in Ugbo people group, Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, delegated three Diaspora-based Nigerians as Yoruba Obas.
The three delegated conventional rulers are the Oriade of Georgia, United States, Oba Bernard Shola Akinrimisi; the customary leader of Yoruba in the Republic of Ireland, Oba Saheed Ibrahim Adufe, and the usual leader of Yoruba in Liberia, Oba Omobolaji Ogunkoya.
Be that as it may, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, and his supporters had condemned the activity of the ruler.
Be that as it may, the Secretary, Council of Yoruba Obas in Diaspora, Mr. Olukunle Akanbi, in an announcement yesterday, said a crusade of backbiting against the illustrious dad would not stand.
Or maybe, he hailed the activity of the Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom as a proactive indication of his duty to the protection of the Yoruba culture, both at home and in the Diaspora.
In its announcement, the board stated, “We, Oba Yoruba in Diaspora, acknowledge Olugbo and Paramount Ruler of Ugbo Kingdom. The restricted specialist for the certification respect and formal acknowledgment presented on us on April 22 in his royal residence, we are so thankful to Olodumare for His leniency on us.
“It is suitable to state that it is heretical in Yorubaland for a central like Adams to begin questioning or slandering the workplace of any Yoruba lord, talk all the more a profoundly worshipped ruler like Olugbo.
“In what capacity can a subject assault a lord over an authentic establishment that will ensure our way of life in a substantial evolving society. The inquiry we need to pose to Adams, who is just a conventional boss in Oyo kingdom, is, What right or specialist does he needs to criticize the desires of Yoruba children and little girls in the Diaspora who requested for the underwriting of these credible illustrious emissaries as lords over Yoruba people group in the Diaspora?
“Is it accurate to say that he is more Yoruba than those of us in the Diaspora or is it wrongdoing to be in the Diaspora as a Yoruba child? Did he contribute anything to our migration to the Diaspora for him to act as our guardian?
“While it isn’t hard to get Adams primary intentions against the establishment of the commendable diplomats in the Diaspora, it will get the job done to invigorate his recollections that Olugbo, who has a profound record of Yoruba history, has never and could never do anything undermine or bargain the Yoruba culture.
“Going ahead, the chamber stop to be occupied by the unnecessary shenanigans of Adams and his kind, however, to keep on perceiving how to save and secure our very worshipped culture and our kin in the Diaspora.
“We ask Adams to search for methods for settling his disparities with armies of remarkable Yoruba children and little girls including individuals from the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC).”