Approve Our Oba-elect, Community Begs Sanwo-Olu

 The people of Ibeju in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State have appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to approve the recommendation made to him regarding the choice of the next Onibeju, the traditional ruler of the town.According to the people, the delay in appointing the next traditional ruler of the town has led to a situation where some people are claiming to be the Oba-elect, a development that said can breach peace in the area.They made this declaration yesterday while briefing the media through Chief Moshood Adewale Musefui, the Aro of the Ibeju Kingdom and head of the kingmakers.

Musefui said that the town has three reigning houses that alternately rule: AbejoyeOniwonlu, and Aladeseso.

“Each governing house has its own branches, and we have Olori Ebi Eka and Olori Ebi Apapo as our leaders. Branches in a ruling family will present their list of candidates when it is their turn to create the next monarch, and if all the branches agree on one candidate, it is acceptable. In this case, it is the Oniwonlu Ruling House’s turn to produce the following Onibeju.

They presented us with 19 names, and we, the kingmakers, met, completed everything necessary, and transmitted one of the names to the head of the local government for submission to the governor for approval. As the Head of the Kingmakers when the last Onibeju passed on to his ancestors roughly two years ago, I told the people that we would finish our mission in six months.

Musefui’s comments were supported by Chiefs Adeniran Agbabiaka and Morenike Adeboye, who declared that only those recognized by the government should march as the Oba-elect.

They stated that it was important to maintain the community’s harmonious cohabitation.

Agbabiaka went on to say that the more than 70 communities that make up Ibeju territory had all experienced peace throughout the years and he begged with local leaders to persuade their people not to incite unrest. According to Vanguard.

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