Mayegun Oladele Peter Shosanya distances self from Egbe Obaneye Omooba Obinrin Face-off


United Kingdom based businessman and the Baba Egbe Obaneye Omooba Obinrin Akile-Ijebu, Mayegun Oladele Peter Shosanya has distanced himself from the misunderstanding between the Iyalode of the Egbe, Iyalode Temilade Ajokeade Oluwaloni and some members of the age-group.

Mayegun Shosanya was reacting to the allegation from some quarters that he was partly responsible for the face-off being witnessed by the leadership of the Regbregbe.

The Baba Egbe who also doubles as Mayegun of Irewon spoke to some journalists on the issue at his Lagos residence on Saturday, March 9, 2024.

Going down the memory lane, he narrated that he played a fundamental role in the coming together of the age-groups which later led to its official recognition by the Paramount ruler and Awujale of Ijebuland, HRM Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona sometimes last year.

“The reality is that when I heard about the misunderstanding between the Iyalode and the Eta Iyalode, Ewatomi Ogunowo, I waded in as their Baba Egbe and asked the Iyalode in particular to rescind her decision to expel the Eta-Iyalode from the group.

I am a man of honour and peace, and this manifested in my peace move in making sure all the warring factions in the Egbe live in harmony and Unity. It was now shocking to now be labelled as someone fueling the misunderstanding between the Regberegbe”, Mayegun Shosanya added.

Speaking in same way, the Akeweje of the female age-group, Alhaja Yetunde Rasaq, prominently known as Yetrod in the social circle described the allegation against the Baba Egbe as baseless and unfounded.

According to her, the Baba Egbe had made several peace moves in the recent past to put all the aggrieved members on a roundtable and settle whatever misunderstanding between them. But the Iyalode and her cohorts were hell bent in ceaseless confrontations, Yetrod said.

“The Baba Egbe played a significant role in making sure peace reigns in the Regberegbe. He also caters for the financial needs of the group at will. It is spurious to now allege same personality of wanting to destabilize the age-group, she added.

The society woman however absolved the Baba Egbe of any wrongdoings, adding that rather, the Baba Egbe should be continually celebrated as a charismatic leader who is a role model that should be emulated by all lovers of peace.

Meanwhile, Ewatomi Ogunowo who also spoke on the development alleged that the Iyalode totally turned the report of what actually transpired upside down in a bid to like a saint in the case.

She corroborated both the Baba Egbe and the Akeweje, stressing further that those who Iyalode actually alleged of wrongdoing are the main pillars of the Regberegbe who have the genuine interest of the group at heart.

“The Egbe is not a personal property of anyone. And I can say without mincing words that we are committed to the growth and development of the group in the comity of age-groups in Ijebuland, the Eta Iyalode submitted.


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