Deji of Akure lists condition for truce, says, “The title ‘Eze Ndigbo’ must be reviewed and he must not wear a crown”
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Deji of Akure lists condition for truce, says, “The title ‘Eze Ndigbo’ must be reviewed and he must not wear a crown”

Iyene Etim

Following the altercation between the Deji of Akureland and Eze Ndigbo of Akure, Gregory Iloehike which led to protests and the closure of markets in Ondo State (if you missed it read here), Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi on Wednesday has listed conditions for a truce and one of them is that the Eze Ndigbo must not wear any crown from henceforth.

In a meeting with Governor Olusegun Mimiko and the Akure Council of Chiefs to find an end to the lingering crisis, Mimiko apologized to the monarch on behalf of Iloehike, who has earlier denied disrespecting the Oba and had pleaded with the governor to help resolve the over one-week crisis.

However, Oba Aladelusi insists that the Eze Ndigbo must apologize for his unruly behaviour in at least three national dailies and on air.

Other conditions include, “That the Igbo leader must write a letter of apology to Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi and the Deji-in-Council.

“That the title ‘Eze Ndigbo’ must be reviewed and replaced with a non-controversial honorary title and that the Igbo Leader must comply with all the earlier directives of the palace.”

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