Members of Gboleru Ruling House of Ikirun, Osun State, on Sunday staged a peaceful protest over the move by the kingmakers to pick a new Akirun from the Obaara Ruling House as against the rotation arrangement in the town.
The Head of Gboleru Ruling House, Prince Olatunji Mudasiru, had alleged that the plot by kingmakers to appoint Prince Yunus Olalekan Akadiri from Obaara Ruling House was against the rotation arrangement.
Prince Mudasiru, who led the protest, stated that it was the turn of Gboleru Ruling House to produce the new Akinrun. He appealed to the state Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola to intervene in the matter.
In his words, “The Obaara Ruling Family produced the last Akirun before the immediate past Akirun from Adedeji Ruling Family and now it is the turn of Gboleru Ruling House to produce the next Akirun in accordance with our rotation arrangement.
“We appeal to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to help us so that they will not cheat us.”
Olatunji debunked the insinuation that Gboleru Ruling House was unable to nominate a candidate for the stool.
He maintained that the Gboleru Ruling House has competent princes that are qualified to be Akinrun of Ikirun.
An Osun State High Court presided over by Justice Falola had ordered that the Obaara and Adedeji Ruling House nominate a prince to be installed as the new Akirun of Ikirun land since the Gboleru Ruling House was not prepared yet.
Also, the state government through the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs has indicated that it was ready to carry out the court’s order.