The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo has called on Egba Baales and Chiefs in the Gbalefa Area of Egbaland to be law abiding in their relationships with their Awori neighbours.
The Alake was reacting to complaints of what they described as regular harrasments by the Baales and Chiefs of Gbalefa.
Oba Gbadebo advised them to always follow the rule of law when faced with disputes over chieftaincy or land matters within or outside Egba towns and villages.
He explained that the era of settling disputes with force was gone and the government had enough machinery for dispute resolution.
The Alake expressed sympathy with them for the four people said to have been killed in land and chieftaincy disputes adding that all hands were on deck to make Gbalefa a peaceful area for all stakeholders.
Meanwhile the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland Oba Adedotun Gbadebo has told members of the Gbalefa Council of Obas and Chiefs that the Baale of Iroko would soon be installed.
The Alake made the assurance when answering question on when Chief Olusegun Ayinde Feyijimi Iroko would assume the title.
Earlier the spokesman for the Gbalefa people, a High Chief of Atan, Olatunji Oluwole, commended the Alake for his timely interventions in stemming what he said could have escalated into full blown hostilities.
High Chief Olatunji Oluwole disclosed that, of not for the Alake, that area of the State would have witnessed a conflagration.
The Gbalefa leader said he and Gbalefa people believed in the Alake that Justice would soon be done and all Egba towns and villages in the area shall be secured. is not unusual for their neighbours to make live difficult as far as land is concerned.
He promised the Alake that since they were on the side of law adding that they would never resort to self help in spite of the fact that four Egba Gbalefa had been killed recentl
High Chief Oluwole further disclosed that there were 19 pending cases with the Awori in the Gbalefa Peninsula.
He expressed the hope that Egba Baales and Chiefs being molested by their neighbours, would not provoke any further trouble. Some Egba Chiefs.
Many Gbalefa Baales and Chiefs were present at the occasion.
They included Balogun and Baale Gbalefa, Chief Tajudeen Adisa Sodiya – Baale Adekoyeni, & Balogun Gbalefa-land, Honorable Olalekan Olaniyan.
Also present were the Olu Okeodo Oba Muftau Akindele, the Baagbimo Chief Akanni Akinwale, the Daranijo, Chief Lawrence Bankole and Olootu Layi Labode Aare Baaroyin of Egbaland.