Posted by News Express | 10 September 2020 | 792 times
Crown Prince of ancient town of Awo in Egebedore Local Government Area of Osun State, Prince Abubakar Adeniyi, has cautioned the Local Government Area Chairman, Mr. Olayiwola Abiola Lamby, against setting the town on fire “because of selfish agenda on the vacant stool of Alawo”.
Prince Abubakar alleged in a statement that the Council boss “has begun the hanky-panky game into the selection process which he was expected to be neutral on the subject matter by hoarding the Expression of Interest form to fill the vacant stool which he sold to only his (Lamby) preferred contestant in the race for the stool, one Taye Adegboye, as a way to deny others the participation in the said selection process, until the intervention of the State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs before others could obtain their forms.”
The Crown Prince further alleged that Lamby “began the manipulation of the selection process by accepting a letter from just an association at the end of the burial rites of the immediate past monarch, instead of the remaining two kingmakers.”
Meanwhile, Prince Abubakar through his lawyer, Barrister Lekan Alabi, has written to the State Governor, Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola, to express his displeasure over the manipulation of the appointment of five Warrant Chiefs “nominated by Lamby through a contestant to the stool of Alawo from Adegboye’s extraction of Abioye Ruling house.”
He alleged that the action was a trick employed by the Chairman to deny Adeniyi’s extraction of Abioye Ruling House the right to ascend the stool of Alawo. He also alleged that the Council boss has employed the service of an official of the Department of State Service (DSS) to be threatening him (Prince Abubakar).
The letter dated 3rd of September, 2020, with the title, “Re: Alawo stool: Complaint of Tension and Illegal Appointment of Warrant Chiefs in Awo”, reads in part: “We act as Solicitors to Prince Abubakar Adeniyi of Abioye Ruling House, Awo, Egebedore Local Government of Osun State, whom shall hereinafter be referred to as our client.
“We write to inform your Excellency of the illegal act of the outgoing Chairman of Egbedore Local Government Area, Mr. Olayiwola Abiola (a.k.a Lamby) who has been planning to impose a monarch on the ancient town through the backdoor.
“The outgoing Chairman of Egbedore Local Government Area appointed five Warrant Chiefs at his own will from one Compound and House that are not entitled to such Chieftaincy in Awo.This illegal act of the Chairman was done through the nomination of Mr. Taye Adegboye, who is also the outgoing leader of the Legislative Arm of Egbedore Local Government; which act mislead the State Government in approving the names of the said five Warrant Chiefs.”
Abubakar insisted that the three of the five nominees were from Adegboye’s extraction of Abioye Ruling House and they are; Memunat Oladepo and Adeyemi Hassan, a relation of Taye’s father, Muhammadu Alimi, a Lagos based blood relation of Taye Adegboye which is Muyideen Oladejo and only partial neutral person is Mr. Jimoh Adisa.
The letter submitted: “May we state to your Excellency that the said Mr. Taye Adegboye is also interested in the Alawo stool and we so submit that the biased act of the Council boss is repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience. And we urge your Excellency to use your good office to stop the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to stop all the processes in respect of Alawo stool so that the interest of justice can be said to have been done.
“Our Client therefore calls on security agents including; men of Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Department of State Security (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Osun Amotekun Security Agency to investigate the allegation of complicity on the appointments of those five (5) nominees in order to unravel the hanky-panky game of the Council Chairman.”
News Express reports that the Alawo stool became vacant when Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo from Akinsilo Ruling House passed away on June 24, 2020.
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