Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, to stop listening to people he referred to as bad advisers.
Obasanjo advised the monarch to ensure unity among traditional rulers in Egba towards the socio-ecobomic development of Ogun State.
Obasanjo made this known at the coronation ceremony of Oba Saburee Babajide Bakre, Jamolu II, the 9th Agura of Gbaguraland at Oke-Iddo in Abeokuta.
He said, “Alake, I am happy that you are here because when you ascended the throne, the first speech you gave then was encouraging and appealing, but, you later listened to (bad) advisers.
“Don’t listen to bad advisers on Agura, ensure that everyone come together so that there can be development in Egbaland. All of you should work together to achieve development. You all need to support government for socio-economic development. You must all join hands together to ensure community development because your support will help government to develop the state.”
“Kabiyesi, you have a lot of work to do in Gbaguraland and Abeokuta as a whole. Our traditional rulers are not united and you do not have bad baggage because as you are coming, your hands are pure, you must ensure that everything about you is pure.
“Kabiyesi, don’t let anybody tell you that they don’t do it this way, if you want to ensure that your reign brings peace and development to Gbagura, you may have to act out of the box.
“When I and Muritala were doing it then, we told Queen of England that she could not come to Nigeria. My father cannot confront Queen, but, because the world has changed that is why I was able to tell her not to come and she did not come.“You will be the king in the day and night and follow all the customs that surround the throne.” Obasanjo stated.