Ibadan Family Heads Threaten To Impeach Ajimobi
A group of Mogajis (family heads) in Ibadanland, the ‘Authentic Mogajis’, on Friday, issued stern warning to the Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, against deposing Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji.
In a statement signed by the Mogaji of Akinsola Compound, Opopo Labiran, Chief Olawale Oladoja and Mogaji of Oloko Compound, Kobomoje, Chief Abbas Oloko, it said if the governor deposed Oba Adetunji, all families in Ibadan would rise to remove him unceremoniously, through the Oyo State House of Assembly.
The statement reads in part: “Yes our amiable Governor Ajimobi of Oyo State has executive power to suspend or remove Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji. But he shouldn’t forget that we, the people of the state, also have the power to call for his removal through the House of Assembly.
“We are all from Ibadanland and if you suspend our king you will be removed from office unceremoniously. We use this opportunity to call on Inspector-General of Police to provide adequate security for Olubadan and all the Authentic Mogajis of Ibadanland. We call on our amiable president to wade into the undemocratic governance in Oyo state.”