Traditional stools not for regents, says Fayose
EKITI State governor, Ayo Fayose, has said traditional stools are not meant for regents and efforts must be made to fill vacant stools as soon as possible.
He has, therefore, said that during his tenure, any vacant stool will be filled within six to 12 months that a monarch departs, and sought the cooperation of kingmakers and interested parties in affected towns to make the promise possible.
He spoke in Iluomoba-Ekiti while presenting the staff of office to the Ajagun of Iluomoba-Ekiti, Oba Jimoh Oluwagbenga Adetiba.
The stool became vacant on July 30, 2009.
“I don’t support regents manning stools in towns for long, the stools are not for regents and I have made the commitment that within six months to one year that an Oba departs, we will strive to fill such stools. We are calling on all stakeholders to support us in that regard.
“King makers should not go and collect money from contestants, as they will openly cast their votes for their preferred candidates. During my campaign, I came to the palace of Iluomoba and saw the situation there and made the promise that as soon as we are inaugurated, we would try and resolve the issues hindering the selection of a new Ajagun.
“ My advice for the new Ajagun is that don’t see those who contested with you as opponents, they are princes like you from the same town.
Nobody becomes an Oba without God knowing about it
God is not happy with whoever is not straightforward,” he said.
Meanwhile, youths in Ijan Ekiti in Gbonyin Local Council Area of Ekiti State have protested the nine-month power outage and called for immediate restoration of power to the town.
The youths, had during the protest, blocked the Ado-Ijan-Ikare highway and disrupted free flow of vehicles for several hours.
The youths carried placards of various inscriptions and blocked many roads. This crippled business activities in the town.
The youths then visited the palace of Onijan , Oba Samuel Fadahunsi and admonished him to contact the power generating company on the need to reconnect the town to the national grid.