Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi has reacted to reports of his suspension by Osun state traditional Council.
In a new video taken in his palace and shared on social media, Oluwo described the suspension as inexistent. According to him, no monarch had the rights to suspend another monarch.
The Herald earlier reported that Osun traditional Council in a meeting presided by Ooni of Ife had suspended Oba Akanbi for 6months due to misconduct to other monarchs.
However, Oba Akanbi stated he was still the ruler of Iwoland and only the government had the constitutional rights to suspend ot dethrone him.
The monarch captioned the video saying;
“Oba (Dr) Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi Telu is the one and only Oluwo of Iwoland.
He was never suspended as Oluwo of Iwoland.
Osun State Traditional Council has only recommended his suspension from the council meetings and activities for six months on the guise that his conduct (been too flashy,stylish, human rights defender and swagging) and that is even subject to Governors approval
This clarification is important for public notice!”
In another post, Oluwo stated that the suspension of a monarch must be approved by the state government, else it would rendered void.
Investigation: Oluwo Didn’t Punch Another King, Witnesses Reveal
“The investigation into the alleged punching of another king by the Oluwo of Iwoland, HIM Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, was put to rest today by the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers as the primary witnesses including the AIG zone II and government officials attested there was no punching except altercation.
“The emergency meeting was to investigate through witnesses presence at the zone II where peaceful meeting was held to resolve issues relating to incessant land selling in Iwoland. After the witnesses accounts at the traditional council meeting today, it was established there was no punch than altercation.
“It is amazing he was alleged his conducts against some monarchs are not in tune with them. We came to address allegation of beating another King. How does my conducts affect another monarch? Must I toe the same path with other monarchs?
“The pronouncement itself is subject to the approval of the state govrnment. The council has no constitutional right suspend another king from its monthly meeting unless approve by the state government.
“Oluwo was never suspended. The suspension reported in the media is just from the monthly council meeting which is subject to the approval of the state government.
“All Osun State monarchs were invited to address the allegation that Oluwo punched another Oba. The AIG and the government officials presence came to the meeting as witnesses and gave account that I didn’t beat any Oba. Oluwo was vindicated. Of surprised to us was that another issue raised against me that his conduct against some Obas were not friendly that could warrant recommendation for suspension from the monthly meeting .”