The Chairman of Yoruba Oba Conflict Resolution Committee and Olugbo of Ugboland in Ondo State, Oba Obateru Akinruntan, has urged Nigerians to allow the Federal Government to determine the mode of ratification of the report of the just concluded National Conference.
He said: “Whatever method to be used to ratify the decisions reached at the conference must be determined by the government. Be it through a referendum or parliamentary approach for the ratification of the decisions, the government, which surprised everybody by conveying the conference, should be allowed to determine the way forward”.
The First Class traditional ruler hailed the government for allowing the delegates to deliberate on vital national issues without interference.
Oba Akinruntan noted that Nigerians could comment after the government would have arrived at a final decision.
But he said the present advisory role of traditional rulers was not enough, describing monarchs as custodians of the truth.
Oba Akinruntan said: “In the regional era, the obas had a role to play in the governance of the country. It was through the arrangement that the late Oba Adesoji Aderemi, former Ooni of Ife, became a governor.”
On the peace and unity among Yoruba monarchs, he said: “It is as a result of the mediatory and conflict resolution efforts of this committee”.
The monarch, who called for unity and friendship among the Yoruba, said every monarch is supreme in his kingdom, therefore, there was no reason why they should be fighting among themselves.