Stakeholders including Chiefs, Baales, Mogajis, sons and daughters of Ibadan land have applauded the Oyo State House of Assembly over its intervention on the dispute in Ogburo, a boundary community between Oyo and Osun State.
Recall that there was a dispute over who owned Ogburo between Oyo and Osun State, which has led to some fracas in the community.
A statement jointly signed by President, Ibadan Compound Peace Initiative and President-General, Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) , Barr Niyi Ajewole, and Coordinator, Mogaji Nurudeen Akinade, said that the intervention will bring lasting solution to the dispute,describing the assembly’s intervention as a welcome development.
The statement noted that relationship between Oyo and Osun State has been cordial from time immemorial, warning those causing trouble in the community to desist or face the full wrath of the law.
“Odo Oba remains the common boundary between the two states just as Asejire is well known as a natural boundary at the Ibadan – Ikire end. One wonders why the some people will agree with the Ibadan-Ikire boundary, but refuse to recognise Odo Oba as boundary,” the statement said.
Recall that Ibadan chiefs had warned those causing crisis at Ogburo community to desist, saying the community belong to Ibadan land and not Iwo in Osun State.
They said the community can only have one monarch, which is the Ologburo of Ogburo, His Royal Highness, Oba Victor Oyedepo Olabamiji, who was recently installed by the Olubadan of Ibadan land, HIM, Oba Olalekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade ll, stressing that coronation of any other monarch was null and void.
According to the chiefs, Ibadan owned Ogburo community from time immemorial, adding that all the past Oluwos of Iwo are aware of the fact that the community belong to Ibadan.