The Ibadan new obas Thursday rejected the out of court settlement stripping them the rights to wear beaded crowns and coronets.
Rising from a meeting, the Ibadan Obas rejected the settlement, saying, relevant parties in the case were not carried along during the settlement.
At the meeting of the Obas in Mapo Hall headed by Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, they maintained that the government had no business setting aside the gazettes as such action did not show commitment to governance.
“Those behind the judgment did not consult the interest of Ibadanland. We, as Obas and representatives of the people reject the judgement and we are going to fight it all the through legal and legitimate means. They want to destabilize Ibadanland and we will not allow them,” it said.
The Ibadan Obas stressed that the issue at hand was beyond Ibadanland and the conspiracy against the promoted Ibadan Obas which the judgement was could not and should not be allowed against the entire state, which the gazette of 2018 and the latest one captured.
Emphasizing that they had briefed their lawyer, who would give the next directive according to law, the Obas reiterated that their rejection of the verdict would not in anyway affect their relationship with the paramount ruler of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, saying, ” as father of all who commands their respect and unalloyed loyalty and support.”
The Ibadan Obas stressed that they would be waiting for the Olubadan to convey the Olubadan-in-Council meeting, saying, “we are not quarrelling with our father, Oba Adetunji, he should let our meetings go on regularly.”