SW development, Igbohos arrest: Ooni sets up 28 -man panel




The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has set up a 28-member committee made up of notable South-West personalities to look into the arrest of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, and other issues relating to the development South-West geo political zone.

Ooni and others
L-R: Senator Olujimi, Oba Olugbon, Prince Doyin Okupe, Ooni of Ife and DIG Taiwo

The Coordinator of the committee, Mr. Akin Osuntokun, told The PUNCH that the meeting had been scheduled over a month ago but it coincided with the arrest of Igboho.

Osuntokun maintained that Igboho was not the reason for the setting up of the committee.

Said he, “The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, inaugurated an advisory council comprising eminent Yoruba sons and daughters across the political spectrum. It is called the Ooni Caucus.

“The inauguration ceremony had been scheduled over a month ago and it is just an accident that it coincided with reports of Sunday Igboho’s arrest in Cotonou.

“Nonetheless the council is actively interested in the new development and would appropriately respond in the nearest future.”


Some of the members include: Deputy Chairman of the Oyo State traditional Council, the Olugbon of Igbon, Oba Olusola Alao; Senator Biodun Olujimi, Mrs Toyin Saraki, Mr segun Awolowo, Prince Doyin Okupe, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Prince Oye Oyewumi, Mr Muyiwa Ige and General Olu Okunnowo.

Others include: DIG Taiwo Lakanu (retd), General Secretary, Afenifere, Mr Sola Ebiseni; Mr. Jimi Agbaje, Mr Sola Lawal, Ms Debola Oluwagbayi, Mrs Dupe Adelaja, Mr Dele Momodu, Senator Tolu Odebiyi, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, Dr Seun Obasanjo, Mr Makin Soyinka, Mr Dele Adesina (SAN), AIG Tunji Alapinni (retd.), Dr Reuben Abati, Mr Eniola Bello, Mr Bimbo Ashiru, Senator Tokunbo Ogunbanjo and Mr Dapo Adelegan.


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