The crisis rocking the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) assumed a new twist on Thursday as members of the Council suspended its Secretary-General, Dr. Kunle Olajide indefinitely.
The suspension was part of the decisions taken at the Joint Meeting of YCE Senior Elders’ Forum and Chairmen of State Chapters which held at the Council’s National Secretariat, Old Bodija, Ibadan.
In a communique issued and signed by the President of the Council, Col. Sam Ade Agbede (Rtd) after the meeting, it said Olajide was suspended for “reasons of gross misconduct and insubordination.”
YCE, also known as ‘Egbe Igbimo Agba Yoruba’, asked Olajide “to surrender all the Council’s properties and documents in his custody to the president immediately.”
The meeting also resolved that Comrade Sam Agbetuyi should with immediate effect take up the position of Assistant Secretary-General 1 for the Council in acting capacity.
At the meeting, a vote of confidence was unanimously passed on Col. Agbede(Rtd) as the president of the Council.
The Communique also adopted the report of YCE’s participation at the Southwest Security Summit held earlier in the week, where the council presented a paper.
Some of the elders at the meeting where the decisions were taken include Chief Mike Omoleye, Chief Jibade Oyekan, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, Anthony Meraiyebu, Dr. Rasaki Shiyanbola, Prof. Adetoun Ogunsheye, Barr. Akin Akinremi and Com. Sam Agbetuyi.