People of Iwo in Osun State on Thursday trooped to the street in solidarity with their monarch, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, over a purported letter by the the town’s kingmakers to the state governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, asking for dethronement of the Oluwo.
The kingmakers, in the letter, referred to the rift between the Oluwo and some traditional rulers among other issues as responsible for their call for his removal.
In a twist, people of the town, including the youths, market women, artisans, took a solidarity walk round the town and later came to the Oluwo’s palace to show their loyalty to Oba Akanbi, saying they are pleased with him as their king.
Some of them cursed those calling for the removal of Oba Akanbi as the Oluwo.
They said those calling for his removal had an ulterior motive for doing so.
Pledging continued support for the Oluwo, they said his reign had brought development to Iwoland and to residents of the town.
The video clips reflect the mood of the people during the solidarity walk in Iwo on today Thursday.