Ekiti State Government has warned three Traditional Rulers in Ijero
Local Government to desist from installation of Chiefs in disputed
areas along their common boundaries.
The Deputy Governor Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi who handed them the warning
in Ado-Ekiti While mediating on Chieftaincy titles and Boundaries
issue among Ipoti Ekiti, Ejiyan Ekiti and Owatedo Ekiti.
Otunba Egbeyemi maintained that Government would not hesitate to
suspend any Traditional Rulers caught promoting crisis or sponsoring
issues that could cause disaffections in their domains.
The Deputy Governor noted that despite repeated warnings and appeals
in December last year for the three Monarchs to maintain peace and
allow Government to make its findings in order to settle the dispute
among them, one of them ignored the government directive.
Otunba Egbeyemi who emphasized that the administration of Governor
Fayemi was known for peace and would always do everything to sustain
the peace, threatened that, henceforth any monarch caught ignoring the
government directives risks suspension from the throne.
It was observed that several Petitions had been received by the state
government from Oloja owa of Owatedo, Oba Olawunmi Olofinlade and
Department of State Security (DSS) on possible crisis among the three
Communities over boundary issues and Chieftaincy titles which had the
nomenclature of history, norms and values of their existence