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Ondo Monarch in trouble for allegedly refusing to worship Ogun

October 14, 2013

Tension is mounting in Ogbagi Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State over alleged refusal of the town’s Monarch to participate in the Ogun festival scheduled for this week.

The inability of its traditional ruler, Oba Victor Obanla to take part in the 2012 edition of the festival threw the community into crisis which led to the excommunication of the Monarch.

The Arua of the town, who is also the second in command to the traditional ruler, Chief Paul Oguntimehin, has urged traditional rulers in the council area to prevail on oba Adetona to participate in the festival.

Another chief in the town, Alhaji Mohammed Obanla described the crisis of last year as ridiculous.

According to him, the ogun festival is one celebration that continues to boost the economy of the town.

He advised the traditional ruler to bow to the will of the people through participation.

Obanla also disclosed that the action of the traditional ruler had set members of the Christian Association of Nigeria in the town against the chiefs in the town.

The kingmaker said all traditional chiefs in the town had abandoned the palace.

Efforts to speak with the traditional ruler, Oba Adetona proved abortive as he was said to be bereaved, but one of his aides said the oba decided to shun the festival because he is now a born again christian

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