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.