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By: Ade Adetona
The Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi has declared that he will not allow illegality in the Eleyowo chieftaincy tussle in Akure north local government area of Ondo state.
On a Statement signed by his media Aide, Michael Adeyeye, the Akure Monarch insisted that his right as the consenting and prescribed authority for the installation of minor Chiefs, Olus, Baales and Olojas in Akure North Local Government, has not changed in line with court decision.
Oba Aladetoyinbo also condemned issuance of a recognition letter to Chief Olomi Agunbiade as the Olu of Eleyowo by the Chairman of Akure north local government, described it as laughable and a mere distraction.
Below is the full text of the Deji’s latest Press Statement;
ALERT: CIRCULATION OF “TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN” ON ELEYOWO CHIEFTAINCY.
The attention of the Palace have been drawn to a purported “to whom it may concern” document allegedly issued on behalf of the Interim Chairman of Akure North Local Government.
The letter which was poorly written with the caption “TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERNED” was allegedly signed by one Ayodele Olaoluwa on behalf of the interim Chairman and dated 23/4/2020.
The palace considered this as an affront to the revered stool of the Deji of Akure Kingdom.
The disjointed content clearly showed the administrative inefficiency and negligence on the part of the author of such letter who should have known better on administrative procedure with respect to traditional institutions.
It is indeed laughable, diversionary and a subtle way to confuse the unsuspecting public on the true situation of the Eleyowo Chieftaincy.
The position of the court and state government is clear on this matter, affirming the authority of the Deji as the consenting and prescribed authority for the installation of minor Chiefs, Olus, Baales and Olojas in Akure North Local Government.
This remains unchanged.
It is just logical to say that the interim chairman of the council, Hon. Rotimi Adeleye who was in court as one of the prosecuting witness in the case between Oloba and the Deji which was lost by Oloba who was the plaintiff could be involved in the sinister move to cause unrest and disaffection in Eleyowo, thereby using his office to encourage illegality and disobedience to lawful order.
It is obvious that the author might have chose to play to the gallery despite being fully aware that the Deji remains the only appointing authority.
The palace wish to urge the interim chairman to avoid the use of his office in carrying out illegality as this may amount to contempt of the court on his part.
Notwithstanding, we urge the people of Eleyowo and the general public to disregard the purported document which is of no effect, ultra vires, null and void.
Without mincing words, the palace wish to confirm that Chief Ojo Boboye remains the recognized Olu of Eleyowo and not Olomi Agunbiade as erroneously written by the Chairman.
Akure a gbe a oo
Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akure.
April 25, 2020