The Chairman of the Ogun State chapter of the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) and the Ekerin of Ota, Aworiland, High Chief B.A. Osunlabu, has reaffirmed the commitment of the Ogun State chapter to the constitution of the association.
High Chief Osunlabu, who made this remark in a chat with newsmen after a meeting of the Ogun State chapter of the organisation at Abeokuta, Ogun State recently, stated that the chapter resolved to uphold the supremacy of the association’s constitution.
The Ogun State YCE chairman noted that the chapter equally maintained its stand on the vacant position of the association’s National President, stressing that the action of the interim National President and some elders of the association to usurp the powers of the executive council and the general assembly to promote the ambition of the current acting National President, Captain Ade Agbede (rtd), to the vacant post of the National President without any election was condemnable, unconstitutional and illogical.
He stressed that the Ogun State chapter of the association equally condemned the creation of a group unknown to the association’s constitution in order to enforce the interim National President’s illegal decision to unilaterally become a substantive National President without conducting a general election for that purpose.
The Secretary of the Ogun State chapter, Princess Olufunmilayo Bamgboye, however, added that the era of a small illegal group enforcing its will on the majority of the members had gone, adding that all hands were on deck to ensure that the desperation of a few members of the association must stop.
Princess Bamgboye used the occasion to commend the Secretary-General of the Yoruba Council of Elders, Dr. Kunle Olajide’s patience, steadfastness and commitment to the cause of the YCE and its aims and objectives, noting that the Ogun State chapter of the organisation’s condemnation of Dr. Olajide’s suspension by a minority group was still in force.
She, therefore, appealed to the State chapter chairmen and all members of the organisation to always obey the dictates of the council’s constitution, as well as do everything possible not to relent in their continuous efforts to seek for peace, justice and a level playing ground for all in the association.