Obaship tussle: Tension in Osun Community over illegal appointment of Warrant Chiefs

Obaship tussle: Tension in Osun Community over illegal appointment of
Warrant Chiefs                        ….Accuses LG Chairman of
complicity as Royal family set to write Oyetola

There was palpable tension in the sleepy ancient town of Awo during
the week, over illegal appointment of warrant chiefs by negating the
compound and house that used to produce the High Chiefs.

Awo,the headquarters of Egbedore Local Government area of Osun State
and the community had alleged its outgoing Council Chairman, Mr.
Olayiwola Abiola (LAMBY) of complicity by planning to impose a monarch
on the ancient town through the backdoor.

They further alleged that Local Government boss was using his position
to set the town on fire by bringing confusion into the whole selection
process which the State government should stop forthwith in order to
avoid breaking down of law and order in the area.

Speaking on the issue, a Crown Prince from Abioye ruling house, Prince
Abubakar  Adeniyi, disclosed that the Council boss mislead the State
Attorney-General, Barrister Femi Akande to approve the illegal
selected five (5)  nominees for Warrant Chiefs which was picked by one
of the contestants for the Alawo stool, one Taye Adegboye.

He added that Taye Adegboye is the outgoing leader of the Legislative
Arm of the Local Government, saying that the action of the Council
boss negates the sanctity of justice, equity, fair play and
transparency on the selection process, asking rhetorically, how a
player in a game would appoint referee?.

Prince Abubakar stressed that the three (3) of the five (5) nominees
were from Adegboye’s extraction of Abioye ruling house and they are;
Memunat  Oladepo, Adeyemi Hassan, and Muhammadu Alimi and the
remaining two(2) were Lagos based blood relation of Taye Adegboye
which is Muyideen  Oladejo and only partial neutral person is Mr.
Jimoh Adisa.

He urged the State Governor, Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola to wade
into the matter by directing the Ministry of Local Government and
Chieftaincy Affairs to stop all the process in respect of Alawo stool
with immediate effect and as well initiate the stakeholders meeting
where everyone would express his or her mind on the subject matter in
order to avoid communal crisis in the ancient town.

Prince Abubakar who is Akanfe Adeniyi’s extraction of Abioye ruling
house, also urged Governor Oyetola to caution Mr. Abiola (LAMBY) not
to use his remaining two months tenure of office to cause mayhem in
the ancient town, adding that the royal family would soon write the
State Governor on the subject matter.

The crown Prince suggested that in the interest of neutrality and if
the State government believed that neutral people should be appointed,
the two remaining Kingmakers should be allowed to have input and
leader of the two prominent modern religious; i.e.Muslim and Christian
should be appointed to be part of the Warrant Chiefs and the Local Oba
of a village in the area, the Onigbanla of Gbanla, should be
incorporated into the Warrant Chiefs.

Then, the State government should ensure that the remaining
appointment reflected the compound that used to produce these High
Chiefs including; Iyalode, leader of the women.

It would be recalled that the Alawo stool became vacant when Oba Musa
Olatunbosun Adebayo from Akinsilo ruling house, joined his ancestors
on 24th of June, 2020.

Abubakar, therefore, called on security agents including; Police,
Department of State Security (DSS),Civil Defence and Osun Amotekun
Security outfit  to investigate the allegation of complicity on
appointment of those five(5) nominees in order to unravel the
hanky-panky game of the Council Chairman.

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