Leaders of the Ogun State traditional Worshippers Association, converged at the Ogun state House of Assembly, Abeokuta on Friday to submit a memorandum expressing the position of the traditional worshippers on a proposed bill aimed at stopping the age long process of burying traditional rulers in the state.
Reading the content of the memorandum to newsmen on behalf of the Osugbo Society, Babalawo/Ifa Worshippers, Orisha Worshippers, Egungun, Eluku and other traditional sects, High Chief Ifashola, Opeodu, Coordinator of the Ogun State Traditional Worshippers Association, said; “First, it should be clearly taken that the memorandum presented by the Traditional Worshippers Association of Ogun State, Nigeria, is not to circumvent the law, nor to promote the illegal act of cannibalism, barbaric cultures, customs and traditions, as envisaged, cooked and dogmatically believed by the naive Obas and some of the Ogun State law makers who are eyeing the Obaship Stool in their various communities.
“But to promote the age long Yoruba Cultures, Traditions, Norms and Customs and to promote the Obaship and Traditional Institution from being completely destroyed by some uncultured Obas and other people of pride who find themselves at the corridors of power and thereby hell bent and determined to destroy same institution through their strange believes, religious sentiments and bias for Yoruba Tradition and Culture.”
He read further, “This Memorandum, is to call the attention of both the Ogun State Government and the Federal Government of Nigeria to the havocs that would be or likely to be wrecked on the Traditional Institution and the likely impacts of the proposed Bill.
“The bill is nothing, but an attack on Traditions and Cultures and an attempt to create confusion and pandemonium that will instantly lead to the religious, splitting and blood letting of innocent citizen across the Country”, the memorandum contains.