Ibrahim Oyewale, Lokoja
Olu Oworo in councils has passed a vote of confidence on the traditional ruler of Oworo land, Oba Mohammed Adoga Bayerohi over a purported petition by a group.
The traditional council in a press briefing in Lokoja yesterday, the council stated that the petition of request for dethronement and banishment of Olu of Oworo is hereby rejected and condemned in it entirety.
A petition was allegedly written by a chief of Oworoland Iwo Masi and sent to Kogi House of Assembly requesting for the dethronement of Oba Mohammed Adoga Baiyerohi for administering from outside his domain.
The Spokesman of the council and traditional title holder, Chief Aiyedogbon Berida explained that it was a known fact that Oworo has no central palace for Olu.
He added that neither Lokoja Local Government nor Kogi State government has made the administration of Oworoland from the particular community in the land an issue.
“In the case of his Royal Majesty, Oba Muhammed Adoga Baiyerohi, Agbosi ll his palace in keeping with the antecedent of his Predecessor,is at Jakura his ancestral home where official transactions take place.
“The Oworo Traditional Council wishes to state that the purported crisis among the communities mentioned by the petitioner is majorly land disputes. Some of the crises have been in existence before the Olu ascended the throne.
“The Honourable member representing Lokoja II, Alhaji Idris Ndako took advantage of the interregnum that existed between 2002 and 2010 following the demise of Olu, Alhaji Abubakar Alugbere to take over the stretch of land from land from Felele to Crusher and sold same for his personal gains and interest”, he stressed.