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Oluwo Of Iwo Insists On Installing A Fulani As Grand Waziri Of Yorubaland by BlowBack: 4:20pm On Mar 25, 2018
Oluwo, Yoruba Imams at war over Waziri title

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi and the League of Imams and Alfas in the South - West , Edo and Delta states are at loggerheads over the propriety or otherwise of the monarch to install Yaquob Abdul - Baki Mohammed as the Waziri of the entire Yorubaland .

The President , League of lmams and Alfas , South - West , Edo and Delta states , Sheikh Jamiu Bello , in a letter to Oba Akanbi , urged him to restrict the title to his domain , Iwo.
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The League said Oba Akanbi lacked the power to install anybody as the Waziri of the entire Yoruba land because his domain was limited to Iwo town .

The letter read , “ The proposed installation of the said recipient by your Highness as the Waziri of Iwo land is no doubt the result of your avowed commitment to the development of lslam , the lwo Community and Osun State in general

“ However , it is our considered hope that your Highness should as a matter of urgency correct the rumours making the round that the organisers of this event are trying to overblow the ceremony to capture the entire Yorubaland . This is not right .”


“ If such should be , it has to come through due process as we know you to be a man of honour, protocol and due process ”

“ To this end , we urge Your Highness to immediately call the organisers of the event to limit it to Waziri of Iwo land which your Highness has concluded arrangement to bestow on the recipient .”

The Oluwo could not be reached for his reaction to the Imams ’ letter but his Chief Press Secretary , Mr . Ali Ibrahim, who spoke on his behalf , said his principal had the right to install anybody as the Waziri of the entire Yorubaland because of the paramount role of Iwo in the South - West region.


Ibrahim said , “ Everybody knows that Iwo is called Ilu Alfa (Alfas ’ town ) and whoever is the king in the town is the number one Muslim in Yorubaland because there is no town with such rich Islamic tradition in the South - West .


“ Iwo has been installing Oluwo with turban and not crown for the past 450 years. There is no town that does that in Yorubaland . What the Oluwo is doing is to install a structure in Islam in the South -West . In the North , the Sultan is the head of all Muslims and Alfas there .


“ The Oluwo is going to install the Waziri of Yoruba land and they cannot stop this because the title was invented by the Oluwo himself and not the Alfas . Are the Imams and Alfas in the North superior to the Sultan of Sokoto? Are the Imams and Alfas superior to the King of Saudi , the home of Islam ?


“ The Oluwo is more than qualified to install anybody he likes as the Waziri . It is not the chieftaincy title under the authority of Imams and Alfas . I invested it and they can ’t stop me.


“ As one of the natural paramount rulers in Yorubaland , I have the right to install the Waziri of Yoruba land . The Leagues of Imams and Alfas does not have the right to install it .

“ Iwo is called town of Alfa and that is the only town that is called that in the entire Yoruba land . There must be a structure in Islam in Yorubaland and I am starting it because I am qualified to lead the way.”

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Re: Oluwo Of Iwo Insists On Installing A Fulani As Grand Waziri Of Yorubaland by BankeSmalls(f): 4:22pm On Mar 25, 2018
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Re: Oluwo Of Iwo Insists On Installing A Fulani As Grand Waziri Of Yorubaland by northvietnam(m): 4:24pm On Mar 25, 2018
Very Nice move
Re: Oluwo Of Iwo Insists On Installing A Fulani As Grand Waziri Of Yorubaland by BlowBack: 4:27pm On Mar 25, 2018
The word Waziri is the Hausa pronunciation of the title Grand vizier

In the Ottoman Empire, the Grand Vizier (Turkish: Sadrazam) was the prime minister of the Ottoman sultan, with absolute power of attorney and, in principle, dismissible only by the sultan himself.

He held the imperial seal and could convene all other viziers to attend to affairs of the state; the viziers in conference were called "Kubbealtı viziers" in reference to their meeting place, the Kubbealtı ('under the dome') in Topkapı Palace. His offices were located at the Sublime Porte.

So, this afonja king wants to appoint a Fulani man as the Prime Minister of all Yoruba land

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Re: Oluwo Of Iwo Insists On Installing A Fulani As Grand Waziri Of Yorubaland by BankeSmalls(f): 4:29pm On Mar 25, 2018
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Re: Oluwo Of Iwo Insists On Installing A Fulani As Grand Waziri Of Yorubaland by Mynd44: 4:35pm On Mar 25, 2018

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