Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed concern over battle for supremacy among the Yoruba’s top monarchs, saying it is not in the best interest of the South West region.
Obasanjo who expressed the concern while receiving the new Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Salisu Adetunji, at his Abeokuta hilltop residence, said such supremacy battle was a distration that could result in a setback for the Yoruba race.
The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo, and The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, had engaged in such a supremacy battle, after the Alake rated himself as Yoruba’ fourth high ranking monarch and the Awujale as the fifth.
Obasanjo said what should concern the Yoruba monarchs is not the supremacy battle, but the good governance and the welfare of their subjects.
The former president who said people are difficult to govern, however, said from experience, the Ibadan people in Oyo State just like the Egba in Ogun state are more difficult to govern.
The Olubadan commended Obasanjo for the role he played in his emergence as the paramount ruler of Ibadanland