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Leave our Monarch alone, Igbajo ruling houses tell Gov Adeleke



Leave our Monarch alone, Igbajo ruling houses tell Gov Adeleke


The Owa Oke Ode Ruling Houses of Igbajo, Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State have cautioned Governor Ademola Adeleke not to truncate the existing peace radiating in the town by his decision to nullify the installation of the Owa of Igbajo, Oba Gboyega Famodun.

The ruling houses warned against “impending danger if the state government goes ahead to remove the monarch who was unanimously selected by all the ruling houses, kingmakers and affirmed by the oracle and gods of the the town.”

They said any attempt to unjustly remove the monarch would backfire because the gods have accepted the choice of Oba Famodun.

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They insisted that since a king was still alive , no one should dare install another because two kings can never live in a palace.

It would be recalled that Governor Adeleke had on November 26 issued Executive Order suspending Oba Famodun and other monarchs on the ground that the process that led to their emergence was marred with irregularities.

Consequently, the Governor Adeleke later inaugurated investigation committee saddled will the duties of investigating the process that led to their emergence.

However, the committee through the white paper released recently recommended that Oba Famodun and other affected monarchs be sacked and called for fresh process.

The representatives of the ruling houses, traditional Chiefs and village heads at the Press conference addressed by High Chief Adewumi Taiwo, Babaloye Akeran of Igbajo land and Prince Adeniyi Adeyemo, Secretary to the Ruling House held at NUJ press Centre, Osogbo advised the governor to stop being vindictive against their monarch as the matter is already at federal High Court Ikirun division.

“We wish to remind Governor Adeleke that his government order as contained in the recent published white paper for re-selection process of a new oba is against the traditional and custom of Igbajo when the princes from Omo Owa Oke -Ode Ruling House and the King makers had selected Oba Philip Adegboyaga Famodun as the authentic Owa of Igbajo on November 22 ,2022,” they said.

“It is abundantly clear to Governor Adeleke and the whole world that all due process were followed in accordance with the Chieftaincy Law of the land for the selection, starting from the Ruling houses to the kingmakers to the Local Government before the king was announced.”

According to High Chief Taiwo the two Ruling houses in Igbajo community of Omo Owa Oke-Ode Ruling houses all endorsed the selection of Oba Famodun, having fulfilled all the traditional rites, adding that there will not be any further selection of any monarch in their town .

His words: “Since Oba Famodun became the king of the community, the town has been witnessing peace and tranquility and as such, we beg Governor Adeleke to leave our king alone .

“We conclude that it was because of Oba Famodun was the immediate past Chairman of All Progressives Congress in the state that made Adeleke to plan to remove him and install a PDP Oba .

“We reiterate that Oba Philip Famodun remains the duly selected , lawfully appointed and installed occupant of Owa of Igbajo throne”.

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