Monarchs protest power outage in Osun communities
ABOUT 15 traditional rulers representing various communities in Ayedade, Irewole, Isokan and Ife North local councils of Osun State have staged a peaceful protest to the Osogbo Office of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) due to non-availability of electricity supplies to their communities.
The monarchs said their subjects have been giving them sleepless nights over poor supply of electricity which has thrown the entire areas into
Led by the Olufi of Gbongan, Oba Adetoyese Oyeniyi Odugbemi, the traditional rulers including the Olumoro of Moro, the Saalu of Edunabon, the Alakinlalu of Akinlalu, the Akire of Ikire, Onikoyi of Ikoyi, Oniwaro of Iwaro, lamented that residents in the areas could no longer cope living in darkness while artisans in the communities also suffered untold hardship for lack of electricity to do their work.
The royal fathers said they took the decision as a last resort to incessant complaints and restiveness by residents in their various domains who are agitating for a quick restoration of power to their communities.
They claimed that youths in the areas have threatened to attack their palaces and make the communities ungovernable if the monarchs failed to prevail on the electricity authorities to take urgent steps to restore light to enhance socio-economic activities in the areas.
One of the traditional rulers said that the youths refused to go back to their various domains without a concrete promise from the power company.