The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji would soon set up a committee to look into the crisis rocking the Ibadan Market Traders Association under the leadership of Iyaloja of Ibadanland, Chief Labake Lawal.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Olubadan spokesperson, Mr. Adeola Oloko.
According to the statement, “Olubadan decided to set up a committee to look into the lingering crisis after holding meeting with all the parties involved in the crisis.
“Flanked by their numerous supporters who besieged the Olubadan palace, the market leaders took turns to explain their own sides of the story for almost one and a half hours.
“At that stage, the Olubadan explained that the Iyaloja issues deserved thorough investigation. He stated that a committee of three or four people who are independent of the matter would soon be constituted”.
While noting that thorough investigation into the matter would return peace to the market place and strengthen the unity and indivisibility of the traders who have been polarized, informed that the various parties in the crisis were asked to hand-over their petition and all relevant documents to the secretary to the Olubadan-in-Council.
It would be recalled that a couple of week ago, a section of the traders had removed Chief Labake Lawal over allegation of fraud and high-handedness.
The traders at their recent congress told reporters that the Olubadan had ratified the removal of Lawal as Iyaloja of Ibadanland.
But media aide to the Olubadan, Adeola Oloko faulted the removal process of Chief Lawal.
Also, without giving any reason, the first class monarch replaced the Baale Oloode, in Oluyole Local Government of Oyo State with Chief Odeyemi Dauda Olayiwola.