The Olota of Ota, His Royal Majesty, Oba Professor Adeyemi Obalanlege P.hD has cautioned the Alake of Ake over interfering in traditional matters concerning Aworiland.
The Awori monarch spoke on Monday, 22nd April 2019, when he paid a royal visit to his subjects at Mesan Otta in continuation of a royal tour across towns and hamlets within his domain in Otta, Awori Kingdom.
The Baale of Mesan, Baale Muiz Odunoye led other community leaders to receive his Majesty at Mesan Primary School.
In his speech, he thanked Kabiyesi for extending the Royal visit to the ancient town which to him is long expected as people of Mesan had been looking forward to receiving their father in Mesan Otta.
He equally seized the opportunity of the visit to call the attention of Olota to the provoking move of Alake of Ake, Abeokuta in his failed attempt to install a factional Baale in the area.
A community leader, Elder Alani Adetunji in his own speech, welcome the Olota of Otta and the entire members of Olota-in-council to Mesan Otta, Aworiland.
He invoked the wrath of the land to punish all trouble makers in the area.
The Olota of Otta in his remarks thanked the people of Mesan-Otta for standing firm to protect their fatherland from desperate land hijackers.
In a statement made available and signed by his personal assistant, Prince Adeyemi Olusesi, Oba Obalanlege warned that no portion of Aworiland would be allowed to be taken by any group of individuals under his domain.
He, however, appealed to the State Government and all well-meaning Nigerians to call Alake of Ake to order.
“He should focus his God giving energy towards the development of his people in Ake, Abeokuta South Local Government and stop interfering in traditional matters within my domain here in Otta, Aworiland,” Olota advised.
Olota also paid a courtesy visit to the residence of an elder statesman in the community, Pa Isatoki who is in his 90’s to thank him for his unalloyed loyalty to the course of Aworiland and his stand for justice and equity in the state.
Leaders of various Community Development Associations in the area led by Mr Mohan Pius were all in attendance to receive the revered monarch of Awori Kingdom.
Members of Olota-in-Council and stakeholders in the kingdom who were with Olota on the royal visit include; the Akogun Oruba Otta, Oba Wadudu Deinde, Ajana of Ijana Otta, Oba Clement Akinyemi, the Balogun of Otta, High Chief Idowu Balogun and the Seriki of Otta, High Chief Olanrenwaju Bashorun.
Others are the Ekerin of Otta, High Chief Bamigboye Osunlabu, the Aro of Otta, High Chief Ezekiel Fadipe, the Lisa of Otta, High Chief Dayo Akindele Eleku and the Otunba of Otta, Otunba Segun Johnson among others.