Olu of Awolowo Remains in Office-Governor Adeleke

Olu of Awolowo Remains in Office-Governor Adeleke

OSOGBO- 09/02/3024- Osunstate.gov.ng

Governor Ademola Adeleke has affirmed that the Olu of Awolowo town (Garage Olode), Oba Yekinni Olayemi Olasoji Omisore, remains in office, urging members of the public to ignore any rumour of the monarch’ s suspension or removal from office.

In a statement issued at Osogbo Friday evening, the State Governor said the insinuation that the monarch has been suspended following the release of the white paper, is not true and mere fabrication.

Clarifying that the white paper is about due process and rule of law, the Governor posited that the release of the white paper on chieftaincy issues is to foster peace, progress and serenity in affected communities and not about confusion.

It therefore became imperative to emphasize that the status quo in Awolowo town must be maintained since the chieftaincy issues around the stool are before the court of competent jurisdiction.

The already installed Monarch of the town, Oba Yekinni Olayemi Omisore remains valid until otherwise pronounced by the courts of competent jurisdiction.

Every insinuation, rumour or hearsay concerning the stool should be disregarded as it does not reflect the true position of the state government.

The Governor noted that the state is aware of an amended writ of summons by Prince Adeposi Adewusi, since 11th May 2022, held at Ifetedo, in the Ifetedo Judicial Division in the High Court of Justice, Osun State but that the status quo should remain until conclusion of the court process.

It would be recalled that Oba Yekinni Olayemi Omisore was previously elected by the kingmakers and his name forwarded to the Ooni of Ife, HIM Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who approved and forwarded it to Osun State Government through Ife South Local Government.

Signed:
Mallam Olawale Rasheed,
Spokesperson to the State Governor

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