The crisis rocking the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) got a new twist as members of the Council on Thursday suspended its Secretary-General, Dr. Kunle Olajide indefinitely.
This suspension was part of the decisions taken at the YCE Joint Meeting of Senior Elders’ Forum and Chairmen of State Chapters at the Council’s National Secretariat, Old Bodija, Ibadan.
In the communique by the President of the Council, Dansaaki Col. Sam Ade Agbede (Rtd) after the meeting, Olajide was suspended for “reasons of gross misconduct and insubordination”, urging him “to surrender all the Council’s properties and documents in his custody to the President immediately.”
The meeting also resolved that Comrade Sam Agbetuyi should with immediate effect take up the position of Assistant Secretary-General 1 for the Council in an acting capacity.
The Communique also disclosed the report of YCE presence and participation at the Southwest Security Summit held earlier in the week, where the Council gave a position paper.
Some of the elders in company of the President at the meeting where the decisions were taken include, Chiefs Mike Omoleye, Jibade Oyekan, Adegboye Onigbinde, Anthony Meraiyebu, Dr. Rasaki Shiyanbola, Prof. Adetoun Ogunsheye, Barr. Akin Akinremi and Com. Sam Agbetuyi.