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We don’t want war – Orile Ilawo residents beg Ogun govt to approve Oba-elect

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Chiefs and residents of Orile Ilawo within the Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State have stated that they don’t want any disaster of their group over who turns into the subsequent Olu of Orile Ilawo.

DAILY POST studies that the Orile Ilawo stool turned vacant in December 2021 when the primary conventional ruler of the city, Oba Oladipo Aina, handed on.

On October 13, 2022, the six Warrant Chiefs authorized by the Ogun State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs voted for Chief Olusegun MacGregor to emerge because the Olu of Orile Ilawo-elect.

Since his emergence, some people have been making claims in opposition to his candidacy, alleging that the standard Ifa Oracle didn’t select him. They had additionally alleged that MacGregor just isn’t from a royal household, asking the Ogun State Government not to affirm him as their Oba.

But chiefs, youths and girls of Ilawo on Saturday took to the road to warn in opposition to steps that might set off violence within the peaceable group.


They marched from Ilawo in Abeokuta to the palaces of the 4 sectional Obas in Egba – the Alake, the Osile, the Agura and the Olowu.

As they thronged the road, the Ilawo little kids appealed to the 4 first-class monarchs to assist the choice of MacGregor as the subsequent Olu of Orile Ilawo.

Speaking, the Baale of Elegunmefa, Chief Zacheus Adeaga, stated the individuals of Orile Ilawo have determined to select MacGregor as their monarch, saying the choice is sacrosanct.

The village head stated, “We want the Ogun State Government to endorse the election of MacGregor and crown him the subsequent Olu of Orile Ilawo. That is who the individuals want, and that may make sure that the peace we take pleasure in in Ilawo just isn’t truncated.

Adeaga appealed to all aggrieved individuals to give peace an opportunity and work with the brand new Oba-elect in order to transfer the group ahead.

In his phrases, the Olori Ode of Elegunmefa, Chief Idowu Tajudeen, expressed confidence that the reign of the Oba-elect would hasten the event of all the Ilawo.

The chief hunter stated the Professor of Clinical Pharmacology is prepared to accommodate everyone, interesting to his opponents to sheath their swords.

A youth chief, Ridwan Shodiya, knowledgeable the Ogun State Government to take cognisance of the truth that those that misplaced to the Oba-elect would protest and make completely different claims, asking that they be ignored.

“Government mustn’t pay attention to the lies of the few aggrieved individuals. This is who the individuals want. The youths, the ladies and the elders are behind him. We don’t want war in Ilawo because of Obaship tussle. This is our Oba, and we want the federal government to endorse him for the peace and progress of all the Ilawo cities and villages.

At the palace of the Osile of Oke-Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, the chiefs confirmed that MacGregor is a bona fide son of Ilawo, assuring him of their assist.

DAILY POST studies that Ilawo is beneath the suzerainty of the Osile of Oke-Ona Egba, and he’s the consenting authority.

We don’t want war – Orile Ilawo residents beg Ogun govt to approve Oba-elect

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