Why I sued Akeredolu, others over Iralepo stool – Deji of Akure

Why I sued Akeredolu, others over Iralepo stool – Deji of Akure

*** his case is dead on arrival – Iralepo of Isikan

The Deji of Akure ,Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo has approached the Ondo state High court, Akure to seek an interlocutory injunction restraining the state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the Ondo state attorney general and commissioner for justice as well as 6 other defendants from effecting the selection of New Iralepo of Isikan “pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

Oba Aladelusi is also asking the court to restrain the state attorney general and other defendants from presenting themselves for the installation of the new Iralepo pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

It was gathered that hearing of the case is scheduled for 15th of November, 2021.

Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo, the Lisa of Akure Land, High chief F.S Olubodun, the Sao of Akure, Chief M.A Adebayo, the Asamo of Akure, High Chief R.F Olusanya and the Ajana of Akure, High Chief O. Olalusi are claimants, while the Governor of Ondo state, attorney general and commissioner for justice of Ondo state, Funmilayo Afe, Olasehinde Abidakun, James Kolawole, Williams Tafa, Gbenga Ojo and Bayo Ojo are defendants in the case.

Reacting to the suit , the Chief Press Secretary to Oba Aladetoyinbo, Michael Adegeye said “The Deji is just asking the court to interpret judgments of the appeal and supreme courts.

The government had not officially recognized Iralepo and we are aware of that ,though there are some political moves by some individuals, so it is just for the court to ensure that the judgment of the appeal and that of the supreme is upheld.

We discovered that the Isikan people have suddenly turned themselves to court, interpreting the judgment.

However, we don’t want to be confrontational, we must allow peace to  reign. That is why the Deji in his wisdom decided to avoid unnecessary crisis.

We don’t really have issues because the state government has not done anything. So whatever they are doing, we don’t have problems with that. No staff of office, no instrument of office ,no announcement, it has not got to the state exco, so the attorney general is not even aware.

Dead on arrival Iralepo of Isikan

The case is dead on arrival.
The status quo that is obvious to the blind and audible to the deaf is that there is a new Oba in Isinkan according to the traditions and custom of Isinkan Land.

Verifiable facts equally affirm that there was free and fair selection process for filling the then vacant position of Oba Iralepo of Isinkan.

The selection  was conducted by the Uharefa of Isinkan with officials of the Akure South Local Government as observers and independent moderators. The process was properly concluded and the outcome publicly announced.

This fact was well televised and broadcast all over the world. The Uharefa and the people of Isinkan thereafter meticulously followed their traditions and custom by performing all necessary traditional rites.

The traditional rite of assumption of Ojopo, that is the assumption of office, preceded by his final  presentation to the people at the “Okitiomolore” ceremony  had been concluded.

The Alodu (female Regent) had already exited the Aaafin for the new Oba. And Kabiyesi had effectively taken charge of the affairs of Isinkan.

So, asking for an injunction when all processes had been peacefully concluded is a futile effort that is obviously dead on arrival.

Oladimeji Babatunde
For: Media team, Oba Oluwagbemiga Olofin ADIMULA (Arulewolasi III)
Olusi Obarisha & The Iralepo of Isinkan Land,
Akure South Local Government, Ondo State.

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