Ekiti deputy governor sues for peace over oba’s selection

Dr. Kolapo OlusolaEkiti State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kolapo Olusola has appealed to the people of Ikere-Ekiti not to allow the on going process of appointing a new Ogoga of Ikere-Ekiti cause any disaffection among them.

He asked them to cooperate with the Kingmakers as they follow the due tradition and other necessary procedure to fill the vacant Oba’s stool.

The Deputy Governor who made the appeal yesterday while addressing the people of the town during his visit to the Palace of Ogoga, urged the people to have confidence in the ability of the kingmakers who are the custodian of the tradition over the matter to follow the tradition process of selection and come up with the best and suitable candidate to occupy the vacant traditional stool of the Ogoga.

He emphasized that the State Government is not interested in anybody becoming the monarch, but in the emergence of the best candidate that would unite the town and sustain the pace of development recorded under the immediate past traditional ruler.

The Deputy Governor who is an indigene of the community, reminded them that nothing worthwhile could be achieved in an atmosphere of rancor appealed for calm over the matter adding that their cooperation and peaceful conduct is vital to the successful selection, installation and reign of who eventually emerged as the new monarch.

Olusola said that as a son of the town, he had decided to be neutral, pledging his support for whoever emerges through the laid down tradition and guidelines recognized by the State Government.

It will be recalled that some people in the town are kicking against Prince (Captain) Adejimi Adu who has been chosen by the Ifa oracle and also elected by kingmakers to fill the vacant traditional stool.

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