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The Olota of Ota in Ado-Odo/Ota in Ogun state ,Oba AbdulKabir Obalanlege has disclosed that, Abeokuta land belongs to Awori ethnic group.
The Olota added that the Awori was the first to occupy some parts of Ogun state according to history .
Oba Obalanlege said this after a new traditional council was announced which was planned to comprise 30 Obas in Aworiland .
While fielding questions from newsmen on the plan to exit Egba traditional council from where he takes his authority according to the gazette, the Olota said “the history is there already, and the history is we are the first ethnic group to occupy this part of Nigeria.
“Even the Abeokuta land belongs to Awori, it is only that we do not want to contest it.
” And the best thing is that, I believe the governor is a listening governor, and I believ His Excellency knows the right thing to do. We are not supposed to be under Egba traditional coucil, and we are not supposed to be under Yewa traditional council, we are old enough.
“Actually, when you talk about original traditional rulers, the first ones that set out from Ile Ife, it is the Aworis and I see no reason why we should be denied our right but again, we are only appealing to the governor to let us occupy our rightful position in the Ogun state traditional institution.
“We are more than 30. Again, this is not a council. This is Aworis Obas forum in Ogun state, and we are not creating it to attack any traditional council, but we have created it as brothers and ask for what rightfully belongs to us.
“The Aworis, we are the first ethnic group to occupy this part of Nigeria and we are independent in nature, and make no mistake about it, we are not under any king and I am not a subject of any king, and I have made it known several times that I am not under Alake. I am Awori Oba, Alake is Egba Oba. It is very clear.”