Declaration of EMIRATE COUNCIL ON IWO LAND BY A YORUBA KING as a Case Study!
Many at times People misconstrues the word of Yoruba AKOTILETA with an English word of a Biblical Prodigal Son. “If we take our time to study the Concept associated with the Biblical Prodigal Son as narrated in the Christian Bible, Luke 15, 11-30; One must understand that the only time serious celebration took place inside BIBLE, was as a result of the returned of the PRODIGAL SON that brought the theory into the world – as a conceptualized ideology in this modern life.”
Therefore, the erroneous believed among all and sundry that the Prodigal Son sells family treasures to an outsider and fitters away the money was a mere fallacy. On a serious note, how does one becomes a complete MAN or experienced Person, if he has never wander in life?
Truly, the Prodigal Son wanted independent lifestyle initially for himself, fortunately, he was quick to realised that his hope to successful life had turned to be a misfortune/sorrowful journey. He, immediately, realised that he needed to buried his pride to ask for the FATHER’s forgiveness, instead of embracing nuisance lifestyle or devalued his generational root. Then Prodigal Son returned to his father’s harms….
Conceptually, after analysing the above points deeply, one can therefore come to forebears that AKOTILETA Syndrome is more of a cursed than we often views it. The Biblical Prodigal Son had intention of greatness but AKOTILETA usually build a terrible spirit of devaluation to family heritage/common patrimony.
Therefore, AKOTILETA embraced the following volatile attributes to his action- OPONU (as an ignoramus or very stupid person or appear confused in his action), -AKINDANIDANI (have conduct of extremely stupid with mental faculties to act in a rightful direction).
Paradoxically, With the above analysis, the quintessence of the Doctrine of AKOTILETA revealed ……the acts of a WANTON PRODIGAL!
Now back to the issue of the outright sales of ones heritage value; when in early 1800s(19th century) the then Aare Ona kankanfo of Yoruba land known as AFONJA wanted an independent of the Oyo military outpost settlement now called ILORIN for himself. Unfortunately, he deliberately invited Malam Alimi for assistance to break away from the then ALAAFIN of OYO, Aare AFONJA never understood that it will turned to a slavery mission for all his descendants. The situation which the entire YORUBA race now continued to cries foul over since 1831, when ALIMI’s son- ABDULSALAMI was installed as EMIR over Ilorin!
There is an old Yoruba proverb that remain subsisting here: “IGI GANGANRAN MAA GUN MI LOJU, A TI OKEERE LA TI WO”! Yes, this sounded to be forewarned for every sensible individuals in a contemporary community. As various struggles continued towards reclaiming ILORIN TRADITIONAL COUNCIL back from ILORIN EMIRATE COUNCIL from SOKOTO CALIPHATE remained a mystery till date.
Now, another YORUBA OBA suddenly woke up from his IWO TRADITION PALACE to proclaimed with utmost surrendered the ancient Kingdom to another round of perpetual slavery upon his people… the IWO TRADITIONAL DIGNITY and VALUE to the same SOKOTO CALIPHATE; by declaring his ancestral throne as EMIR instead of Yoruba traditional OBA, to the same CALIPHATE……
So, my people, IWO can now be called IWO EMIRATE COUNCIL in Yoruba Land again;…ok now, Second spanner lost…. We need to start expecting more Traditional Councils to follow again, since we already have other OBA ALHAJIs and OBA PASTORs on various thrones across Yoruba Land.
MAY ELEDUA RESCUE OUR ANCESTRAL DIGNITY BACK FOR US AND PUNISHED ANY PERSON THAT SO DOING TO SELL OUR TRADITIONAL HERITAGE AWAY (ASE EDUMARE)