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Ekiti govt rejects installation of Quarter head by monarch

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The Ekiti State Authorities has overruled the Alamo of Ilamo Ekiti, Oba Adebayo Awoseyila, on the appointment and set up of a brand new quarter head for Ulara Quarters in Ilamo Ekiti, Ikole Native Authorities Space.

The Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, who gave the directive at a peace assembly with stakeholders from Ilamo Ekiti stated the appointment and set up of an unauthorised particular person as Eleeshe of Ulara Quarters by the monarch was unsuitable because the place was not vacant within the eyes of the legislation.

A press release by the Particular Assistant on Media to the Deputy Governor, Mr. Odunayo Ogunmola, maintained that the purported appointment of a brand new Eleeshe violated the State Chiefs Regulation, violated due course of and was not carried out with the approval of the state authorities.

He affirmed that the one Eleeshe recognised by the state authorities is the present occupant of the seat, Ezekiel Olanipekun, condemning the purported appointment and set up of 1 Olajiire Olayode by Oba Awoseyila, claiming it violated the availability of the State Chiefs Regulation.

Otunba Egbeyemi who expressed dismay with the purported appointment of one other Eleeshe stated the motion ran opposite to the federal government’s earlier directive that events within the chieftaincy disaster keep establishment and never resort to self-help pending the decision of the matter which is earlier than a courtroom of legislation.

He maintained that the Alamo should have adopted due course of by placing the state authorities on discover in consonance with the State Chiefs Regulation earlier than invoking any sanction towards the Eleeshe.

The Deputy Governor who warned that authorities wouldn’t tolerate any breakdown of legislation and order in Ilamo Ekiti burdened that the complete wrath of the legislation could be visited on any particular person or group who sponsors violence locally.

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Otunba Egbeyemi subsequently referred the matter to a committee of the State Council of Conventional Rulers which is predicted to make suggestions that may information the federal government on the difficulty.

He stated: “This chief (Olanipekun) who’s earlier than me is the one Eleeshe that’s duly recognised by the federal government and so far as this authorities is worried, we don’t know one other Eleeshe. Kabiyesi (Alamo) didn’t comply with due course of and no matter you probably did with out following due course of is unlawful, null and void.

“Kabiyesi, I don’t need you to take the legislation into your palms. It’s unsuitable of you to make an try to put in one other chief when the matter continues to be in courtroom. Any motion you need to take, you have to put the federal government on discover by means of the Bureau of Chieftaincy Affairs.”

Responding to an allegation by the Alamo, the Deputy Governor additionally warned Chief Olanipekun towards involvement in and sponsoring of violence towards his kinsmen in a bid to retain his place because the Eleeshe.

The Deputy Governor suggested Chief Olanipekun to return residence and be part of palms with the Alamo to make sure peace and growth of the city since his utility for autonomy didn’t succeed reiterating that he’s not an Oba however a chief underneath the Alamo.

Otunba Egbeyemi additionally cautioned conventional chiefs demanding autonomy for his or her quarters to tow the road of peace and never take legal guidelines into their palms within the pursuit of their bid.

Whereas noting that the demand for autonomy was not towards the legislation, the Deputy Governor counselled that no person ought to disguise underneath the demand to interact in any illegal exercise that may undermine peaceable coexistence.

The Deputy Governor famous that Governor Kayode Fayemi needs peace and tranquillity to prevail in all elements of the state to facilitate sustainable growth and the fulfilment of his administration’s growth agenda.

Chief Olanipekun had earlier claimed that the Alamo had put in Olayode because the Eleeshe opposite to the directive of the state authorities and in defiance of the case in courtroom.

He additionally claimed that some youths of the group have been agitated and spoiling for a showdown however the intervention of safety companies prevented a breakdown of legislation and order.

Oba Awoseyila, in his submission, accused Chief Olanipekun of perpetrating violence and abandoning his conventional duties which prompted the issuance of two queries to him which he refused to reply.

The Alamo denied ever appointing one other Eleeshe saying he solely had the intention of doing so as a result of Olanipekun had refused to carry out his conventional duties regardless of the Governor’s order that he maintains peace and attend palace conferences.

The monarch stated the choice to nominate one other Eleeshe was reached due to the chief’s alleged recalcitrant behaviour and was accepted by the Alamo-in-Council.

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