The Council of Authentic Mogajis in Ibadan has said tradition prescribes that any deposed king must leave town, because he would not be permitted to live in the same town with a reigning king.
In his reaction to last week’s ruling which sacked the 21 kings, their spokesperson- Chief Wale Oladoja, said Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the sacked monarchs must have known the consequence of the ruling traditionally, and that it triggered their decision to head to the Court of Appeal.
He said, “It (the ruling) is a victory for all the sons and daughters of Ibadan land both at home and in the Diaspora.
“They praised the governor for the courage to go to court. It is a welcome idea because he knows the consequence of the court judgment.
“The sacked Obas (kings) also know the consequence, too. Reason is that any Oba sacked by a court and who, as a consequence eventually losses the crown, can no longer live in the same town with a reigning monarch.
“The right thing for such an Oba to do is to leave the city; but we, the authentic Mogajis, are hopeful that before the appeal is decided, there would be fruitful reconciliation of the matter.”