An imminent intra-ethic crisis is currently brewing in two communities- Eko Ajala and Eko Ende in the Ifelodun Local Government Area Of State Of Osun.
Investigation by our correspondent revealed that the king of Ende, Oba Abdulrahuf Olaniyan Adebayo, the Elende of Ende land is the man
accused of fanning embers of disunity in the peaceful Ifelodun Local Government area of State of Osun which has Akirun of Ikinrun, Oba Rauf Olayiwola Olawale as the head of the traditional council in the local government.
The bone of contention, our correspondent gathered was the elevation of nine traditional leaders to the position of ‘Part II Obas’ and which the traditional ruler of Eko Ajala, Oba Akinwale Abimbola Sunday is one of the beneficiaries of the elevation.
It was gathered that the Elende of Ende land, Oba Abdulrahuf Olaniyan Adebayo kicked against the move of the State government under the former Governor , Abdulrahuf Aregbesola and approached a court to prevent the elevation of Oba Akinwale Abimbola Sunday as
‘Part II Oba’ in the Ifelodun local government area of the State.
Further investigation showed that despite the fact that the case is still in court and the next hearing date is February 17, 2020, the
Elende of Ende Land has tried to instigate mayhem in the community on several occasions.
He was accused of invading the Eko Ajala with thugs and it took the intervention of security agencies in the community who prevented what could have been a bloodshed and repeat of Ife-Modakeke intra-ethnic conflict.
Our correspondent also gathered that security agencies in the local government had to invite Elende of Endeland to a peaceful meeting in
order to prevent breakdown of law and order.
While speaking to our correspondent, inhabitants of Eko Ajala who are appealing to the State government to wade into the crisis warned that the action of Elende of Endeland might lead to breakdown of law and other in the community if not timely addressed.
Those who spoke to our correspondent accused Elende of Endeland, Oba Abdulrahuf Olaniyan Adebayo of deliberately trying to bring anarchy to the community.
He was also accused of deliberately erecting a sign post stating ‘This Land Belongs To Eko Ende’, while in actual sense, the land belongs to Eko Ajala.
The inhabitants of Eko Ajala who spoke to our correspondent on the development appealed to government of State of Osun and all security agencies to wade into the matter before it becomes another serious communal crisis in State of Osun.