the People of Omu-Aran in Irepodun Loca Government Area of Kwara have warned against any attempt to distort its traditional history by any person or group of people. The community gave the warning at the launching of a 37 page book titled, “The struggle for the Throne of Omu-Aran (1900-1945) “Setting the Record Straight: A Rejoinder”, in Omu-Aran, Kwara.
The book, which was jointly authored by The Council of Olomu Princes and Princesses was in response to an earlier book where about 26 distortions and fallacies were observed.
The said offensive book, “The Struggle for the Throne of Omu-Aran (1900-1945)”, was alleged to have been written by one Reverend S.A. Abidoye, which was well publicised and disseminated.
But the community said such distortions and fallacies, if allowed to stay and not corrected, can be inimical to the desired unity, peaceful co-existence and socio-economic development of the area.
According to the authors, the said book is an assault on the integrity of the traditional kingship system of Omu-Aran and an attempt to assassinate the characters of past and present sons and daughters of Omu-Aran.
Oba Abdulraheem Adeoti, in a goodwill message, urged the inhabitants to embrace unity, peace, tolerance and togetherness in moving the community forward.
Oba Adeoti, represented by Chief Raheem Ajide, the Odofin-Omu, said it is only in an atmosphere of unity and peace that the desired socio-economic transformation can be achieved.