…Says govt Imposed a stranger as monarch
Ado Ekiti — The Famokiti royal household of Orin Ekiti, Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State , has dragged Governor Kayode Fayemi to courtroom over alleged imposition of somebody from unknown royal household as a brand new Olorin-elect.
A go well with quantity HAD/44/20, filed on the Ekiti State High Court , Ado Ekiti Division, search the nullification of the number of one Adeniran Oluwafemi Ajibewa from Ajibewa ruling home as Olorin-elect on the premise that such royal dynasty by no means existed within the historical past of the city.
The go well with was filed by Princes Gbenga Fajulugbe, Olaniyi Fajulugbe and Segun Olatoye, representing Famokiti royal dynasty as plaintiffs.
Joined as defendants are: Adeniran Ajibewa(1st), Samuel Ajibewa(2nd), Governor Kayode Fayemi(third), the Attorney General( 4th), Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs(fifth) and Secretary, Ido/Osi native authorities(sixth).
In the authorized doc deposed to by their Lawyer, Obafemi Adewale, the plaintiffs mentioned the choice was a flagrant violation of the Ekiti State Chieftaincy Law, Olorin Chieftaincy Review of 1977 and Morgan Report of 1988, which solely recognised Famokiti and Olubunmo as the 2 current ruling homes within the city.
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The plaintiffs contended that the latest Justice Jide Aladejana Judicial panel of enquiry arrange by Fayemi to assessment Chieftaincy issues in Ekiti turned down the request for the creation of Ajibewa dynasty and gave vivid suggestion that solely Famokiti and Olubunmo must be recognised.
Based on this this they prayed for an injunctive order setting apart the choice, nomination and approval of 1st defendant as Olorin-elect .
They additionally sought an order restraining the governor or its brokers from going forward with the set up or taking additional steps ,pending the dedication of the substantive case.
Also sought “is a declaration that the first defendant is neither from Famokiti nor Olubunmo and that Famokiti is the following to supply the brand new Olorin.
“Also a declaration that the precept of rotation must be adopted and to additionally proclaim the first defendant’s choice and approval null, void and unlawful.
“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants from parading themselves or allowed themselves to be held out as members of Olorin Chieftaincy ruling houses”.
Following the choice and approval of Adeniran Ajibewa as Olorin-elect, the 2 ruling homes, had on 4th of June, 2020 written a protest letter to the governor, saying Oluwafemi Ajibewa was not a recognised Prince within the city.
The letter written by way of the Law Chambers of Obafemi Adewale and Co, insisted that the gazette purportedly signed on third June , 1999 , which established Ajibewa royal dynasty was a product of forgery and a flagrant mutilation of historic info concerning the group.
However, the state authorities by way of the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Prof Adio Folayan, had all the time maintained that due diligence was adopted within the choice and that no regulation or custom was circumvented.
The stool turned vacant following the demise of Oba Oluwole Olubunmo in 2015.
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