Akinrun stool: Court restrains Osun govt, ruling houses from contesting
An Osun State High Court sitting in Ikirun has granted an order of interim injunction disqualifying the Obaara and Adedeji ruling houses from contesting the vacant Akinrun stool.
Granting the order, Justice A. A. G. Onibokun also restrained the Osun State Government from accepting any nomination outside the Gboleru ruling house.
Recall that there has been contention between the Gboleru ruling house which was supposed to produce the next Akinrun and the Obaara and Adedeji ruling houses.
The Gboleru ruling house was supposed to produce the next Akinrun but due to misunderstanding amongst qualified princes, an Osun State High Court in Ikirun presided over by Justice Jide Falola directed that the Obaara as the next ruling house in line to produce the next Akinrun.
The Osun State Government through the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs had also expressed it’s readiness to carry out the court order.
Due to the judgment, members of the Gboleru ruling house on Sunday staged a town wide protest in Ikirun to press home their right to the throne in conformity with the Chieftaincy law.
In confirming with the court order, the town’s kingmakers announced on Wednesday November 24, 2021 the nomination of Prince Yunus Akadri as next Akinrun, a move with they claimed was the endorsement of the choice of the oracles.
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