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  • Updated: May 07, 2022

New Selection Process Likely To Commence On Akirun Stool

As Princes of ruling houses have disagreed over the emergence of a qualified candidate for the Akirun stool, Information available to AllNews indicates that a fresh selection process may soon commence to determine the emergence of a new Akirun of Ikirun.

Prince Yunus Olalekan Akadiri from Obaara Ruling House who was locked as the Akirun-elect was disqualified after an allegedly controversial selection process.

The selection process was subsequently cancelled by the Osun State Government following protests and litigations from concerned indigenes of Ikirun.

Akadiri, it would be recalled was announced by six Ikirun kingmakers as the selected candidate after a meeting with some Ifelodun Local Government officials on Friday, November 19, 2021.

His selection was however rejected by the Gboleru ruling houses, who were originally to produce the Akirun-elect, stakeholders, and indigenes of Ikirun.

Following Akadiri's rejection, a High Court in Osun on Thursday, November 25, 2021, restrained the Obaara and Adedeji Ruling Houses from nominating candidates for the Akirun throne.

Also, the kingmakers, and local and state governments were barred from accepting candidates from the ruling houses.

The Akirun chieftaincy gazette stipulated that the Gboleru ruling house was to produce the new Akinrun after the demise of Oba Abdulrauf Olawale who was from the Adedeji ruling house.

The State Government, based on the controversies on the selection process of Akadiri and the litigation that greeted it, stayed in action on the appointment of a new Akinrun.

But some government officials who reportedly manipulated the kingmakers and local government officials on the selection of Akadiri have also been making moves to ensure that their candidate is chosen in the new selection process.

The Akirun of Ilorin, Oba Abdulrauf Olawale Adedeji died in February 2021.


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