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Egba Indigenes Protest Alake-elect

Posted by From Toba Suleiman in Abeokuta on 2005/08/10 | Views: 286 |

Egba Indigenes Protest Alake-elect


As controversies continued to trail the choice of the Alake-elect, Prince Ade-dotun Aremu Gbadebo, scores of Egba indigenes yesterday took to the major streets of Abeokuta, Ogun State capital to protest his selection by the kingmakers.

As controversies continued to trail the choice of the Alake-elect, Prince Ade-dotun Aremu Gbadebo, scores of Egba indigenes yesterday took to the major streets of Abeokuta, Ogun State capital to protest his selection by the kingmakers.

The protestants, who were mainly women and a couple of youths and Sango traditional worshippers, expressed displeasure with the kingmakers over the choice of the retired army colonel as the next Alake of Egbaland.
The protest, which started from Ake palace, began as early as 8am, and they moved round some major streets of the city capital.

While complaining that the choice of the Oba-elect was not in order and should be discarded, the protest called on the state government to organise another selection exercise in the interest of peace in Egba kingdom.

The protesters distributing leaflets to passers-by as they moved along the streets of Ibara, Isale-Igbein, Ijemo, Sapon, Itoku, Ijaiye, Oke-Igbein and Isale-Ake.

Scores of Okada riders, and women loaded in Lagos painted commuter buses were seen in their convoy with various messages, denouncing the selection of Adedotun. They called on residents of the ancient town to ignore the choice.
The leaflets captioned: “The People of Egbaland Should Wake Up” littered the roads.

The contents of the leaflets reads: "Egba sons and daughters were urged to oppose the decision of the kingmakers,” saying “tomorrow might be too late, react today.”

“Egba people should express their mind to the corrupt kingmakers,” it said.
They appealed to the people to resist any attempt to impose the retired colonel on them.




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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.