BY DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA — The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona has said the Ijebus have met all the necessary conditions stipulated by the constitution for the creation of Ijebu State from the present Ogun State.
At a briefing, the monarch whose speech was read by the Coordinator of this year’s Ojude Oba Festival, Chief Fasi Yusuf said the people of Ijebu had met requirements as stipulated in Section 8 (1) (a) to (d) of the 1999 Constitution and were qualified to have a state of their own.
According to the monarch, this year’s Ojude Oba Festival which would hold October 17, would be used to drum up support for the creation of the long over-due Ijebu State by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson.
Also, at the event was Globacom Marketing Coordinator, Adeniyi Olukoya and the Ogun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Yewande Amusan commended the Globacom for its usual sponsorship of the festival.