Ekiti chiefs reject govt’s recognition of ‘Olukere’


High chiefs in Ikere-Ekiti community under the auspices of Ogoga-In-Council procure rejected the most unusual recognition of “Olukere”, Ganiyu Obasoyin, as an self sustaining historical ruler in the same community.

This is contained in assertion signed by 16 individuals of the council and made on hand to journalists in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday.

The Council chaired by the “Sapetu” of Oke-Ikere, Olufemi Babatola, acknowledged the actions of authorities on the subject procure been unacceptable.

They hostile the autonomy granted to “Odo-Oja,” a share of Ikere-Ekiti, in Ikere Native Govt Residing as delineated territory to be presided over by the newly recognised historical ruler.

The chiefs described the increase as a deliberate “balkanisation” of the city, announcing the actions of the reveal authorities procure been “sacrilegious and downhearted.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Justice Jide Aladejana-led Chieftaincy Evaluation Fee instituted by Governor Kayode Fayemi had, few days ago, recognised Mr Obasoyin as a king and designated Odo-Oja axis of the city as his territory.

The chiefs further claimed that the governor used to be allegedly vindictive for dropping the 2018 governorship election in Ikere residence, being the second largest town in the reveal to an indigene of the city and the PDP candidate, Kolapo Eleka.

“All americans is aware of that Governor Fayemi has been viciously vindictive against the unity of our kingdom as a reprisal for the defeat he suffered in Ikere to our son, Prof. Kolapo Eleka, the immediate previous Deputy Governor, in the acknowledged 2018 governorship election.

“It has been an delivery secret that Governor Fayemi nurses the idea that the over 11,000 votes garnered by him from Ikere in that election procure been made most likely by the Olukere, hence his sense of obligation to pay aid his electoral benefactor,” they acknowledged.

The council additionally alleged that Mr Fayemi’s action used to be contemptuous, announcing “we procure now prolonged instituted a case on the Ekiti Relate Excessive Court docket to mission the legitimacy of the disclose of the Olukere of being made a king.

“The Governor and the Attorney-Fundamental (AG) procure been made defendants in the suit for functions of making them sure by the determination of the court on the sphere fabric.

“As a subject of appreciate to a court of law, as soon as a field subject is brought sooner than the court, no birthday party is anticipated to attain the leisure that would even procure the halt of rendering the determination of the court on the sphere fabric,” they acknowledged.

They stated that the alleged machinations by the governor to raze Ikere’s traditions, culture and customs, as bequeathed to them by their fore fathers wouldn’t suffer.

They argued that the Odo-Oja, where Fayemi granted autonomy to be presided over by Olukere, had been headed by Chief Ologotun for ages, announcing it used to be a sacrilege, aberration and absurdity for that axis to be constituted into a town within a town.

“It used to be in 1987, sooner than the Augustus Adebayo Chieftaincy Fee, situation up by the then Ondo Relate Govt while Ekiti used to be silent phase of Ondo Relate, that the family of Olukere first made a case for Obaship recognition.

”The decision of the commission used to be that Olukere is honest a priest of Olosunta, and that he used to be now no longer the founder of Ikere, the safe founder and first settler at Odo Oja being Aladeselu,” the reveal added.

The chiefs acknowledged the Ekiti Relate Feeble Rulers Council had allegedly rejected an identical quiz in 2014, announcing Olukere’s space used to be that of a priest. (NAN)

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