80 chiefs of Ikirun demand for removal of new Akirun

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Eighty chiefs of the Ikirun community, Osun State, have demanded the removal of the newly installed Akirun, Oba Yinusa Akadiri and urged Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola to ensure fairness in selecting a new king for the town.

The traditional chiefs led by Chief Yakub Fabiyi addressing newsmen at NUJ Press Centre, Osogbo on Friday noted that the Oba Akadiri was not properly elected and the actions of the government on his appointment and installation are contempt following the pending court case.

According to him, “we want the current  Akinrun removed because he was not properly elected. In Ikirun, we don’t choose a monarch through voting. The rites that the new Akirun must undertake were not done because he was illegally appointed or selected. The way he was appointed is offensive to the culture of Ikirun people. Oba cannot be installed in the same manner an ordinary chief will be installed.

“Oyetola has not appointed a monarch for us in Ikirun. There is a Chieftaincy Declaration that stipulates how the stool shall alternate among the ruling houses. There are three Ruling Houses namely: Obaara, Adedeji, and Gboleru.