By Mojisola Oladele
Osun State House of Assembly, OSHA has appealed for peace to reign amongst the people of Ilobu and Ifon in Irepodun and Orolu Local Government Areas of the state over a recent boundary dispute.
A statement by the Director Information and Public Relations,OSHA, Mr. Laide Lawal, the Speaker, Prince Adewale Egbedun, called on both communities avoid escalation.
Prince Egbedun appealed to the traditional institutions in the two ancient towns, especially Kabiyesi Olobu of Ilobu, Oba Ashiru Olaniyan and the Eesa of Ifon-Orolu Kingdom, High Chief Babatunde Oyetunji as well as the leadership of the Ilobu-Asake Development Union (IDU) and Ifon-Orolu Progressive Union (IPU) to calm the situation within the two communities that has been living as one family member for ages.
He reminded the people of Ilobu and Ifon as well as the entire citizens of the state that the current government of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by the people’s Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke is a peace loving person and a promoter of peace, which is the bedrock of development and progress of any given society.
The Speaker urged media outfits in the state to be partners in progress in the promotion of peaceful society and to stop inviting people from the concerned communities and any other communities in the state for interview or programme on boundary or land issue so as to stop aggravating such issues.
Earlier today in a press release, the Osun State Police Command Press, Public Relations Officer, Mrs.Yemisi Opalola, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, CP Patrick Kehinde Longe , cautioned against the incidence which broke out as a result of the communal crisis that occurred yesterday Saturday, 16th and today Sunday 17th September 2023 between the two ancient towns over their claims to the ownership of a piece of land located within the two communities that allegedly led to the loss of life.