The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria in Oyo the city has protested in opposition to the position allegedly being performed through the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, in an ongoing land tussle between the affiliation and different events within the the city.
The Christian frame alleged that Oba Adeyemi had bought portions of its 96 plots of land at Ayetoro to a few traders.
Following a number of aborted proposed assembly with the monarch through the Oyo the city bankruptcy of CAN, the non secular frame mentioned the absence of Alaafin from the discussion was once planned.
An government member of the Oyo Zone CAN, Reverend Femi Afolabi, instructed The Punch on Wednesday that during view of the monarch’s perspective, the Christian affiliation took to the road in Oyo the city in protest in opposition to his roles within the land tussle.
Afolabi, who’s the pinnacle of Zonal Problems within the Oyo Zone CAN, mentioned the topic were given to a head when a few of its contributors who had been on inspection of the valuables had been attacked through some hoodlums who had been believed to be land grabbers.
Oyo CAN, which claimed to have procured the land from the previous Oyo Native Govt Council House earlier than the breaking of the previous council into 4 within the 90s, alleged that the monarch “surreptitiously bought some patch of the valuables to different events” with out being permitted to take action.
Afolabi mentioned, “On Sunday, the fifth of July, all of the frame of Christ in Oyo land, comprising Afijio, Oyo East and West and Atiba native govt spaces, marched from Isokun Baptist Church to CAN land in Ayetoro scheme. We got here again during the palace to Isokun. The protest fit is based on the truth that the land belongs to CAN.
“Having been allotted to us through the Atiba Native Govt House, we were given knowledge that kabiyesi, the Alaafin of Oyo, is promoting the land. We made a number of approaches to him officially and informally to let him know that we’ve got record for the land, however he didn’t permit discussion to be triumphant. That was once why CAN made up our minds to let the entire global know that he desires to make use of his royal stool to cheat CAN; that was once why we protested.
“He gave us an appointment at a time. I will be able to’t have in mind the date now and the entire head of church buildings within the land had been there with the CAN government contributors, together with bishops.
“On getting there, everyone waited for multiple hour, he didn’t display up. He despatched a message that he had a customer from Abuja.
“We instructed the folk whom he despatched to us that if he sought after to look us he may just name us however he by no means referred to as until date. It was once like a slap on all of the church.
“We wish the entire global to understand that Alaafin is trespassing at the land of CAN and it’s bad for any guy to collide with God. Anyone who’s paying cash to Alaafin to shop for the land is losing his cash. It’s not Alaafin’s land however govt scheme.”
A supply within the Alaafin’s palace, confimed that CAN staged the protest on Sunday.
He mentioned, “It was once so unhappy and embarrassing; kabiyesi was once so great to the Christian frame and so, must had been handled with appreciate.
“On the other hand, they took to the road with out assembly or complaining officially to him. That was once disrespectful and completely unacceptable. It was once a large embarrassment that they published handbills and carried placards in opposition to the Alaafin. An issue that are supposed to had been amicably resolved was once blown out of share.”
The Media Secretary to Alaafin, Mr Bode Durojaye, mentioned he had but to temporary the monarch at the factor.
He mentioned, “I can’t make any touch upon behalf of kabiyesi in this explicit factor except I’m correctly briefed and so directed. I will be able to assist you to know the thoughts of kabiyesi and perhaps let you know if he fixes an appointment so that you can come to listen to his aspect of the tale.”