Oludayo Tade, Ibadan
The Olubadan-in-Council today declared that it will no longer recognise the title of Eze Ndigbo in Ibadanland
The council therefore ordered the leaders of Igbo community in Ibadanland to report to one of its warrior chiefs, Baale Ekotedo henceforth.
This decision was reached on Wednesday after a meeting by the council held at the Popoyemoja palace of Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji Ogungunniso I.
The meeting was attended by most members of the council; High Chief Senator Lekan Balogun, High Chief Senator Rasidi Ladoja, High Chiefs Olufemi Olaifa, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola and the Iyalode, Alhaja Aminat Abiodun.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, the Osi Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola said the council does not recognise them because nobody can bear his royal majesty in Olubadan domain.
According to Ajibola, anybody that does not fall under the three layers of chieftaincy in Ibadan such as Olubadan, High Chiefs and the Baales is a counterfeit
The council stated that the Eze Ndigbo cannot come directly to the Olubadan but must report to the Baale of Ekotedo who reports to the Olubadan or Olubadan-in-council in return.
Meanwhile, the Onido of Ido, Chief Tajudeen Akinola Agura was on Wednesday disrobed for still parading himself as the Baale of Ido despite being on suspension by the council.
It was gathered that the suspended Baale was under investigation following a petition which the council is currently studying, and considered would be better and fairly investigated if the person in question is suspended.