Osun State Government, on Monday described as unfortunate and avoidable, the fight between the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi and Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dhikrulahi Akinropo, during a peace meeting at the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 11, Bashir Makama last Friday.
The government in a statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, said it was aware that the state traditional council is looking into the matter.
Egbemode said traditional rulers ought to protect and preserve the sacredness of traditional institutions, noting that situations, where royal fathers engage in a public display of temperament, do not edify the revered stools of “our forebears.”
“We believe in the dignity of traditional stools and sacredness of royalty. We will continue to preach peace among all our citizens and harmonious relationship among our traditional rulers.
“Government is aware that the state council of traditional rulers has stepped into the matter and we are confident that the council will take appropriate steps to preserve peaceful coexistence among the Obas in the state. We do not want any crisis in any part of the state,” she added.