The Chiefs in Ibadanland, including Baales and Mogajis, have told the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, that there is no controversy over ownership of Ogburo, a boundary community between Oyo and Osun State.
They said Ogburo has been part of Ibadanland from time immemorial.
The Chiefs warned those causing crisis at Ogburo community to desist, saying the community belongs to Ibadanland and not Iwo in Osun State.
The Nation newspaper reports that a statement jointly signed by the President and the Coordinator, Ibadan Peace Initiative, Barr. Chief Niyi Ajewole and Mogaji Nurudeen Akinade respectively said Ogburo community can only have one monarch, which is the Ologburo of Ogburo, His Royal Highness, Oba Victor Oyedepo Olabamji recently installed by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, saying any other monarch aside that is null and void.
According to them: “Ibadanland owned Ogburo community from time immemorial, all the past Oluwo’s of Iwo are aware of the fact that the community falls within Ibadan area.”
The statement sought the intervention of stakeholders in Ibadanland, Oyo State and Nigeria before the issue generate to crisis.
They lamented that despite the fact that the matter is with the National Boundary Commission, the issue persists.
The statement reads: “It has come to our notice that the Ologburo recently installed by Olubadan can not go to his community over fear of attack, intimidation and harassment by thugs in the community and alleged involvement of a mornach.”
“Ologburo of Ogburo, HRH, Oba Victor Oyedepo Olabamji was one of the recently coronated Oba’s by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Mohood Olalekan Ishola Balogun, Alli Okunmade ll following the process generated by the administration of late Governor Abiola Ajimobi, which was also restructured, reconfirmed, and approved by Governor Seyi Makinde.”
“Odo Oba is natural a boundary between Oyo and Osun State, the river flows from Asejire through Odo Oba, which was recognised as a common boundary between Oyo and Osun State without any forms crises, wondered on their refusal to accept this at Odo Oba axis.”
“Ogburo belongs to Ibadanland from time immemorial, all the past Oluwo also know this.”