Monarchs Seek Amendment to 1999 Constitution

Two traditional rulers in Yorubaland have called for urgent amendment into the 1999 Constitution to make provision for specific functions for monarchs in the country.

The Deji of Akureland, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi and the Olubosin of Ifetedo kingdom in Osun State, Oba Akinola Oyetade-Akinrera, who made the call, pointed out that it was long overdue for traditional rulers to be given constitutional roles to help government ensure stability in the country.

The Ifetedo monarch, who was installed few months ago, spoke when he led his chiefs to pay royal visit to the Deji in Akure.

Oba Oyetade-Akinrera also advocated effective unity and collaboration among Yoruba obas to galvanise their people for the development of the race and the nation at large.

Responding, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi described the royal visit as historic as both Ifetedo and Akure migrated from Ile-ife as Oduduwa’s descendants.

Leke Adegbite

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