OPEN LETTER OF APPEAL TO DR JOHN KAYODE FAYEMI- THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF EKITI STATE, IN RESPECT OF OTUN – EKITI (OORE) STOOL
As a concerned citizen and a native of OTUN- Ekiti, I found it imperative to write this open letter of appeal to you sir, the executive Governor of Ekiti State, to please use your good office to intervene in the hullabaloo going on at OTUN – EKITI concerning the new Oore selection process that has been deemed to be faulty and irregular.
I need to state the fact here as it is possible that these facts are hidden from you by the people whose duty is to truthfully inform you about the fact but who might have been compromised and are directly involved in the perversion.
There are 7 princes jostling for the stool. These 7 princes are from the royal family, ILE-IYABA, whose turn it is to provide the next Oore in accordance with the 1961 declaration.
These 7 princes presented themselves after the ruling house received a letter from the Bureau of Chieftancy Affairs of Ekiti State asking them to start the process of selecting a valid candidate for the stool.
However, it is a known fact that there are customs and traditions to follow in the selection of the next Oore. These customs and traditions have been in existence from ages and have been followed meticulously by our forefathers.
It is also a known fact that failure to adhere to these customs and traditions in the selection process will lead to picking a wrong candidate and spell doom for the people of OTUN – EKITI.
As a result of the repercussions that will imminently follow not adhere to these customs and traditions, the youth of the land have started crying out for help since the selection done on Tuesday, 5th of May, 2020 was not done properly but far from the way it should be done.
There is the strong allegation that few days to the date the consultation was carried out, the emerged candidate ADEKUNLE ADEAGBO was found out (and bragging that he is the only candidate, that he has no rival as others are not as rich as him) to have given the huge amount of money to the KING MAKERS ( THE AFOBAJES ) to pervert the process and pick his name as the candidate that was picked by the oracle.
The allegation seems to be true as THE KING MAKERS refused to carry out the CONSULTATION with the oracle at the designated place which is known as IDI-EGUN at ODO-OJA and which is the place it has been done from time immemorial.
It is a known fact that any traditionalist or oracle consultant that lies about the outcome will definitely be punished severely (sudden death inclusive)and this punishment will extend to anyone involved in the perversion. For this reason, THE KING MAKERS decided to change the venue to the palace of the head of the AFOBAJE, a.k.a OBANLA.
Also, one of the irregularities that marked the process is the absence of all the chiefs of the town that were to be present at the venue to watch the process.
More importantly, and why the youth are very angry and crying out for help is the fact that before the names were sent to the kingmakers. the ruling house had carried out their own consultation and what the Oracle revealed about the man that was handpicked is that he is not to becomes king and that if he is installed as king there would be the death of a youth in large numbers. To the amazement of everyone, the Kingmakers did not consult the Ifa Oracle but merely wrote the result as they wanted at the Obanla palace. Though they confirmed to the head of the family that certain sacrifices must be carried out by the ruling house to prevent the imminent death of the youth in large numbers before ADEKUNLE ADEAGBO is installed.
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The youth are not ready to take this chance. What if the sacrifice is not accepted and they start dying one after the other is what they fear most and they have vowed to go to any length to ensure that the right thing is done in this regard. But for the proactiveness of the police, who intervene only God knows what would have happened.
I want to plead with the Governor as a man that is known to fear God and believe in tradition to please step into this situation and order that a fresh selection process is carried out and ensure that the right thing is done, the process is carried out traditionally at IDI-EGUN as it should be, without money influence coming to play or influence from any quarter affecting the outcome. If the process is transparent and done according to traditions and at IDI- EGUN whatever the outcome is, would be acceptable to all and sundry.
Thank you, sir, for your anticipated prompt intervention.
A concerned native of Otun – Ekiti