Mrs Romoke Opabunmi, the acting Head of Local Government Administration (HLA), Aare Latoosa Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ibadan, has appealed to the warring factions in the Bodija Market leadership tussle to embrace peace.
This was contained in a statement issued by the council’s Head of Information Unit, Alhaja Yetunde Oladepo-Fadipe and made available to the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Ibadan.
recalls that crisis had recently broken out among traders at the popular market over who becomes the Iyaloja (woman head).
The statement said that Opabunmi had, at an enlarged emergency peace and security meeting held at the council secretariat, pleaded with all the parties involved in the crisis to embrace peace.
“I want to appeal to the parties involved in the Bodija market leadership tussle, to embrace peace within the market and its environs,” she said.
The acting HLA said that all the documents retrieved from the two parties contesting for the ‘Iyaloja’ title would be forwarded to the state ministry of local government and chieftaincy matters for prompt intervention.
She urged them to remain calm, while further resolutions would be communicated to them as might be directed by the ministry.
The statement said that the meeting was attended by heads of departments in the LCDA, community leaders, religious leaders, security agents and market leaders within the council area.
Edited by Olabisi Akinbode and ‘Wale Sadeeq