At a press conference held at Alalubosa, GRA, Ibadan, on Thursday, the elevated Obas in Ibadanland have denied the media reports that they have agreed to give up their crowns as a precondition for their being reintegrated as members of the Olubadan-in-Council.
They stated that their crowns will forever remain theirs, having been legally crowned in line with all known conditions as they will never remove their beaded crowns before coming back to the Olubadan palace or ever agree to such terms as a condition under whatever guise
They insisted that before they will ever agree to lose their crowns, the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji must also be ready to give up his title of His Imperial Majesty conferred on him by the same review that conferred them with the beaded-crown wearing Obas.
However, they said for them to attend any other reconciliation meetings with the Olubadan, the Obas said the Olubadan must agree with them to wear their beaded crown and ensure that his wife is not allowed to be present, in line with the tradition of the Olubadan-in-Council meetings.
Speaking on behalf of the others, Oba Owolabi Olakuleyin, Balogun of Ibadanland said, “The reason we called this press conference is simply to tell you the fact of the case. On Monday, one Oba and one High Chief went to misrepresent us before Kabiyesi Olubadan of Ibadan, as we read in the media. All that were published were false. Our beaded crowns remain with us. It remains with us.