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Royal rumble! Rift deepens between Awujale of Ijebu and Alake of Egba land

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Royal rumble! Rift deepens between Awujale of Ijebu and Alake of Egba land

Royal rumble! Rift deepens between Awujale of Ijebu and Alake of Egba land
March 21
09:26 2016

• ‘Both the Awujale and the Alake were inaccurate’-Egba chief

Piglets in their little sty agree hence it is such a shameful sight to see two paramount rulers and custodians of Yoruba cultural heritage, bicker and fight, like cantankerous teens jostling for the love of a mutual crush. But unlike the anecdotal teens, Oba Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale of Ijebu land and Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, the Alake of Egba land, are not at loggerheads over some teen crush, both traditional rulers are at war over issues of prestige and seniority. Oba Adetona recently threw caution to the wind and publicly lambasted his royal peer, Oba Gbadebo, over what he termed a misrepresentation of history and facts.

The Awujale ridiculed the Alake of Egba land, calling him a junior King. The Awujale reportedly lost his cool over the controversial ranking of the Yoruba Obas by the Alake of Egba land. However, Rauf Adebowale of the Okukenu ruling house from which the Alake emerged stated that, “Both the Awujale and the Alake were inaccurate in their analyses of the history of the Yoruba race.”

As the issue lingers, it has been revealed that those who are supposed to settle the dispute between the Obas are the ones fanning the embers of discord, thereby adding fuel to an already raging inferno. The Obas are supposed to be leaders by example and to bring peace in time of discord among their subjects, but this festering dispute portrays them otherwise.

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