The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbdulRosheed Adewale Akanbi, has urged the people of Iwo land not to insult the erring kingmakers after they have apologized for what they did in the past. Oba Adewale during a reconciliation meeting held in his palace yesterday Sunday 14th February 2021 has ensued for peace to reign and not castigate the kingmakers and chiefs because it was a time of ignorance.
The chiefs and kingmakers who submitted a dethronement letter to Governor Oyetola of Osun State in September 2020 against Oba Adewale Akanbi have withdrawn the letter and apologize for the wrongdoings.
The gatherings which took place at the palace of Oluwo had many chiefs, elders, prominent sons and daughters of the land in attendance among them were Baba Oosa, Iya Oba, Sheikh Yahooq Baaqi Muhamad, Sheikh Imran Daood Molasan, High Chiefs in Iwoland, Alh Liad Tella, Alhaji Rabiu Gafar, Prof Lai Olurode, former Chairmen Iwo local governments and many others.
Alhaji Liad Tella urges the chiefs and kingmakers to right their wrongs. He also appealed with Oluwo to forgive the erring chiefs and prayed that may peace and unity continue to reign in Iwo. Oba Adewale Akanbi thanked all prominent people at the gatherings. He appreciated the IBOT and prayed the organization to keep going higher.
The monarch said the only thing he will say just to thank God for the grace of being alive today. He urged all to welcome peace because we have all been ignorant of something new. So, there is no need to insult or castigate the chiefs or kingmakers for their wayward.
Oluwo said: “I am only doing what God has destined me to do. I am not doing my wish, I am following God’s commandment and I must follow it. The commandment I follow and do might be strange to people but later in the future, it will be clear to those who are ignorant of it today.”
“If you insult the erring chiefs, you are indirectly insulting me because they are my chiefs no matter what. This is evil handi-work, so, we need to bury it.”
Oba Adewale thanked all and sundry for the peace-making event and all chiefs and kingmakers prostrated to beg the Oluwo. In the end, Oluwo prayed for the chiefs, blessed and welcomed them back to the palace.