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Olubadan Seeks Peaceful Egungun Festival

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The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, has urged adherents of Egungun festival to ensure that this year’s edition is held without thuggery and hooliganism.

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He spoke yesterday at his Alarere home while playing host to the heads of Egungun cults (Alaagbaas) under the umbrella of Ojesowapo.

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The monarch, who enjoined the Alaagbaas to help sanitise the festival towards realising the purpose of the celebration, said the palace would not tolerate breakdown of law and order under the guise of Egungun festival.

Olubadan promised to support the group.

The head of the group, who is the Alaagbaa of Agugu, Chief Ojebiyi Adepoju, said the visit was to pay homage and sensitise the palace on the annual festival starting next month.

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