A 17-year old royal rivalry between the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi ended, yesterday, as the Olubadan of Ibadanland and members of Olubadan-in-council visited Oba Adeyemi in his palace at Oyo town. Oba Adetunji explained that the purpose of his visit was to thank Alaafin for his presence at his coronation on Friday March 4, 2016, at the Mapo Hall Arcade, Ibadan.
He also disclosed that the visit was to strengthen the cord of unity that binds the two ancient cities together and to promote unity among the Yoruba traditional rulers. While responding, Oba Adeyemi said he had no problem with the Olubadan describing their relationship as being cordial.
The monarch promised more cordial relationship between the people of Ibadanland and Oyo Kingdom, noting that his relationship with Oba Adeyemi was far back his coronation in 1971. He prayed for more fruitful years for the Alaafin and himself on the thrones which their ancestors bestowed on them.
While responding, Oba Adeyemi said he had no problem with the Olubadan describing their relationship as being cordial.
Oba Adeyemi used the opportunity to advise those who relish in kidnapping others to refrain from doing so. On the entourage of Oba Adetunji were Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Senator Lekan Balogun; Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Owolabi Olakuleyin; Otun Balogun, Dr. Olufemi Olaifa; Osi Balogun, Chief Tajudeen Ajibola; Asipa Olubadan, Chief Eddy Oyewole; Ekerin Olubadan, Chief Abiodun Kola-Daisi; Ekerin Balogun, Chief Gbadamosi Adebimpe; Ekarun Olubadan, Chief Hamidu Ajibade. Others included Maye Olubadan, Chief Adebayo Akande; Agbaakin Olubadan, Oloye Lekan Alabi; Aare Alaasa of Ibadanland, Chief Lateef Oyelade; Ayingun Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Abiodun Alli; and Lagunna Olubadan, Chief Ademola Odunade.