By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan.
AS the crisis within the Yoruba Council of Elders continues, the President of the council, Col. Dansaaki S. Ade Agbede (retd) has stated the embattled Secretary- General of the council, Dr Kunle Olajide was suspended since of “public disgrace he opened the association to throughout the recently-concluded security top kept in Ibadan.”.
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While recommending the suspended Secretary-General not to take the matter individual, he stated it was not him as an individual that suspended him however the choice made by senior elders of the council.
” If you were at the just recently- concluded security top kept in Ibadan by the South- West guvs, you would see how he openly disgraced himself. YCE had actually advised its agent to make its contributions. He turned up and began having a hard time to gather microphone. Even if I am an acting President, is he stating he, as the secretary- basic, is higher than the P-president?
” It wasn’t I that suspended him. It was the general public disgrace that made the seniors of the association to suspend him forever. He is just attempting to blackmail me and I do not see why he is doing that.”.
He kept in mind even more that the scribe of the council had actually supposedly done so numerous “abominable things” that a typical Yoruba individual would refrain from doing.
While speaking to Lead in a telephone interview, the acting president stated this would be the 2nd time that Dr Olajide would sustain the rage of YCE.
He hinted even more that the seniors of the council are currently examining his case and this he stated, would continue for 2 to 3 weeks after which the decision would be taken.
When asked if this might cause expulsion, he just stated he would not wish to preempt the choice of the seniors.
Col. Agbede stated: “I do not wish to preempt the seniors. There are numerous charges awaiting him. The charges are so weighty that any best thinking organisation would not wish to have such an individual in its middle. We are talented old individuals and he does not suit. He does not come from the organisation. This is the 2nd time. “Throughout the time of General Adeyinka Adebayo, he took the council to court. He gathered files on behalf of the council “behind our back.
” Everyone in YCE is fed up with him. So, it’s not an individual choice. We believe highly that he is being utilized to damage YCE. Why is he now running helter skelter?” he asked.
” In Yoruba land, we appreciate our seniors. However he does not regard seniors. He was suspended since of gross misbehavior,” he stated.