Some elites and intellectuals of the Ideyiyo Ruling House of Igbesaland, have petitioned the governor of Ogun state seeking his intervention in the vacant Igbesaland Kingship stool. Igbesa is a community on Lagos/Ogun boundary.
The elites are represented by, Chief Michael Dosumu, Hon Rasaq Taiwo, Alhaji L Bisiriyu, Elder M Dada, Mr Ola Ogunbiyi, Mr Waidi Olaleye, Mr Ayobami Ogunbiyi, Mr Afolabi Obafemi and Yeye A. Adeola
It would be recalled that some Chiefs and elders of Igbesa, had recently called on Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun to approve the coronation of oba-elect, Prince Abdulazeez Oluwatoyin Akinde.
But in a letter through their attorney, Casmier Friday Nwoye from Casmier Attorney’s chambers, and addressed to governor Dapo Abiodun, the elders from Ideyiyo Ruling House argued that it is now the turn of the Idejiyo Ruling House for the kingship stool of Igbesaland, again.
The elites appealed to the governor to discard the call to enthrone one Prince Abdulazeez Oluwatoyin Akinde by some elders, saying it is intended to engender the reign of illegality over due process and the rule of law.
The letter reads partly, “In line with the chieftaincy declaration of Igbesaland, which was made on the 15th day of September 1955, approved on the 18th day of October 1956 and registered on the 24th day of April 1958, that from relatively recent antiquity, the Obaship stool of Igbesaland had been conscientiously and agreeably restricted to Three Ruling Houses to wit; (a) Idejiyo Ruling House (b) Idorubu Ruling House (c) Iganla Ruling House.
“Pursuant to the above, the Idejiyo Ruling house had a chance at and indeed produced the King of Igbesaland, HRM Oba Saliu Dada Akinde between 1953-1955. Thereafter, it was the turn of the Idorubu Ruling House, which produced the next king of Igbesaland, HRM Oba Adeshola Beeni between 1957-1985. Then came the turn of the Iganla Ruling House, which produced the last king of Igbesaland HRM Oba Olushola Banuso between 1986-2015. Rotationally, it is now the turn of the Idejiyo Ruling House at the kingship stool of Igbesaland, again.”
They therefore asked for a strict adherence to the rotational agreement of the clans within the Idejiyo Ruling House, stressing that as such, a fresh nomination should be ordered, to the exclusion of the Saliu Dada (Akinde) clan, in that they produced the Oba of Igbesaland in 1953.