By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan
Founder of Throneroom (Trust) Prophetic Prayer Ministries, Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Apostle Emmanuel Nuhu Kure, has warned that the face-off between Oyo State government and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, may affect the stools of other prominent rulers in Yorubaland, if not resolved.
The cleric, who said God showed him many revelations about Ibadan, cautioned the feuding parties in the review of 1959 Olubadan Chieftaincy declaration, which culminated in the installation of new kings in the city, that when the ripples generated by the crisis finally settled, there would be no winner or loser because “it’s the ancients that are behind it”.
While speaking with newsmen and Christian leaders from the Christian Association of Nigeria, Oyo State Branch, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Word Communication Ministries, Cherubim and Seraphim and others ahead of the meeting at Bible Society Conference Hall, Ibadan, he said, though Nigerians felt that the happenings in Ibadan city had no direct attachment to them, due to the position that the city holds, there will be backlash in other places across the country.
Specifically, he said the three major stools of Ooni of Ife, Olubadan of Ibadanland, Alaafin of Oyo and other two minor stools would be affected if the Ibadan chieftaincy row was not resolved quickly.
He stressed that as a result of the enormity of the consequence of the crisis, God told him to organize a “bigger meeting and call for a convocation of prayer concerning the things that are happening in Ibadan, the ancient city. We feel that the peace and survival of Ibadan is being threatened by some spiritual forces. The forces are manifesting in form of issues that seem not able to be resolved.”