The Oluwo of Iwo made a shocking revelation about the superiority of traditional Obas in Yoruba land over political office holders and religious leaders.

He made this know at the 1st City People Culture Lecture held that the prestigious BOWEN university Iwo on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.
Oba Dr Abdul Rasheed Adewale AkanbI Telu 1 while speaking with the community members and traditional Obas within and around Iwo, stated that the importance of a traditional Oba cannot be over emphasized. He hinted that the words and utterances of the Oba holds more divine relevance than any man who is not a king.
He stated;
“The power that god almighty bestowed upon a king cannot be overemphasized. Sadly, the highly placed throne of a traditional king has been relegated due to loss of value for culture and misconception of history.
Any nation that relegates the title of Oba has lost every sense of leadership that represents a divine purpose of the almighty. The pastors and Imams are not the representative of god but the Obas are
“a religious leader such as pastor Adeboye or bishop Oyedepo can only pray but do not have the authority to decree.
‘Obas don’t pray. They decree. They represent the almighty god here on earth and the crown is the symbol and gods supremacy that we carry as kings.
He however charged the people to hold the title of Obaship in high esteem and respect Obas so as to benefit from the exalted throne.