Olomu: Ruling houses deny petitions against nominee

Written by on September 3, 2018

Contrary to recent claims by a newspaper that they authored petitions against nomination of a new occupant for the vacant stool of Olomu of Omu-Aran, two ruling houses in the community have denied any involvement in such act.

The Aki and Olasankale ruling houses in Omu-Aran, Kwara State said they were not the authors of the alleged petitions over the recent nomination of a new traditional ruler for the community.

A statement signed by their Spokesperson, Alhaji Azeez Kola Olawuyi in Omu-Aran yesterday said the denial was necessary as the newspaper publication wrongly ascribed the authorship of the alleged petitions to the two ruling houses.

Sources said the kingmakers in Omu-Aran recently forwarded the nomination for the throne to Irepodun Local Government for onward transmission to the State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, for further action.

The kingmakers’ action followed the conclusion of burial rites for Oba Charles Oladele Ibitoye, the last occupant of the throne, who joined his ancestors on November 30, 2017, after a brief illness.

The statement described the allegation against the concerned ruling houses as “false, unauthentic and misleading.”

It further stated that the no member of the two ruling houses had written any petition against the kingmakers’ nominee, saying that, “the nomination was a collective decision of the stakeholders.

“The Olomu-elect is a true son of Ijoko/Olasankale family whose nomination was wholeheartedly accepted by all and sundry.

“It is our prayers that the community witness more development and achievements during his reign,” the statement added.

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