People have implored Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun, the ataoja of Osogbo land, to treat all of the town’s residents as their children, regardless of their political views.
The request was included in a statement that was released during a gathering for peace and healing that was called by the traditional leader on Sunday.
Prominent town residents also believed that the traditional ruler’s stance would draw in the much-needed development to the community.
The event, which included traditionalists, chiefs, compound and district heads, Muslim and Christian officials, was held in an effort to find a long-term solution to the conflicts that have persisted between the town’s sons and daughters.
Dr. Oluwatoyin Kadiri, Toyin Yusuf, and Bosun Oyedele all signed the communiqué.
“Ataoja of Osogbo ought to be a father to everyone, regardless of political orientation. Regardless of their political leanings, Osogbo elders must urgently make contact with diverse stakeholders in order to mend fences.
In order to bring progress to the town, any Osogbo native is free to join any political party, and the statement urged Ataoja to host a gathering of political gladiators from all political parties.
Regarding the Eid ul-Kabir event on July 28 at the Osogbo central prayer ground, the crowd suggested sending a seven-person team to meet with State Governor Ademola Adeleke to commend him for his maturity on the occasion, which helped to restore peace.