Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has condemned the 21-day dethronement notice given to Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji by some Ibadan High Chiefs.

In a statement to newsmen on Tuesday, Makinde described the notice as an aberration taken too far.

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He said: “It was quite disturbing how our tradition and culture have been so debased and distorted by our respected high chiefs who are supposed to be custodians and promoters of our tradition.

“It is unheard of and ridiculous for a son to issue quit notice to his father in the latter’s house.”

The PDP chieftain advised both the Olubadan and the High Chiefs to tow the line of peaceful resolution.

Makinde wondered when the advisory roles of the High Chiefs have metamorphosed into ultimatum issuing.

“The tradition and culture betrothed unto us by our forefathers have been a reference point globally and this is being reduced to a subject of ridicule and mockery in the recent time by unnecessary interference by the ruling government into a hitherto age-long rancour-free tradition,” he said.