Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’ll Resolve Their Differences – Yoruba Obas

February 20, 2015 1:49 pm

President Jonathan met with members of the Yoruba Council of Elders at
the State House in Marina, Lagos…


Chairman of the Yoruba Obas Conflict Resolu­tion Committee, Oba
Obateru Akinrun­tan, has said Nigerians should not think that for­mer
president, Chief , and the incumbent, Dr. Good­luck
Jonathan, are en­emies.

Speaking after a meeting of the committee members in Ibadan
yesterday, he disclosed that the duo would resolve their differences.

Checks by Daily Sun re­vealed that many Nigerians believed that
Obasanjo, who dumped the Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) earlier this
week and Jonathan, who is the PDP presidential candidate for this year’s
general elections had fallen apart.

Akinruntan, the Okoro Agija 1, who is the Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom in
Ondo State, noted that Obasanjo and Jona­than knew how to settle their
differences, adding that the committee wanted peaceful conduct of this
year’s general elections.
“We don’t dabble into poli­tics. They (Obasanjo and Jona­than) have
been friends for ages. They would settle them­selves. If you see them
fight­ing on pages of newspapers, it doesn’t mean they are enemies. If
any of them has any event now, don’t be surprised to see them turning
up,” he said.
The meeting was attended by the Oluyari of Iyari in Ondo State, Oba
Daodu Joel Sun­day; the Jowe of Irukorogha in Ondo State, Oba Matthew
Olasheinde; Gbaluwe of Ig­botan Kingdom, Oba Ajayi Adeniyi; Sabigana of
Iganna in Oyo State, Oba Saliu Oyemon­la Azeez; and Oba Sikirulahi
Adelani from Ogun State.
The monarch also spoke on the efforts of the committee in resolving
conflicts among Yo­ruba Obas, adding that the pro­vocative utterances
that could lead to feud among the tradi­tional rulers had been checked.
Akinruntan noted that the committee had been having separate meetings
with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, and the Ooni
of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade Olubuse II, towards resolving the feud
between the two Yoruba monarchs.
He said the efforts had been yielding fruitful results. The two
monarchs, he stated, hardly launched verbal attacks against each other
like before. 

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