The Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association has expressed their anger on the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi, for purportedly adopting the title of an Emir and for wearing a turban instead of the Yoruba traditional cap or the crown.
The National Coordinator of the YYSA, Mr. Olalekan Hammed, told newsmen that the Oluwo’s action could trigger crisis in the future.
The monarch has been dressing like an emir and wearing turban occasionally and he again wore the turban on Saturday when he installed Yakub Abdul-Baqi Mohammed as the Waziri of Yorubaland at his palace in Iwo contrary to the warning given to him by the League of Imams and Alfas in South-West, Edo and Delta states. They stated that he had no such right to confer an Islamic title which cut across the entire South-West on anyone.
The leader of the Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association reinstated that the Oluwo is not an Islamic title, it is a cultural title and what the monarch is doing now is contrary to the tradition and history of the throne he occupies.
However, the Oluwo has denied adopting the title of an Emir contrary to media reports.