Ogun Govt Denies Nullifying Process Of Selecting Prince Mulero As New Oba - elect Of Ibeseland - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Ogun Govt Denies Nullifying Process Of Selecting Prince Mulero As New Oba - elect Of Ibeseland

       • Ibese Kingmakers, Chiefs and kinsmen
            after meeting with some officials
              of the Ogun State govt. on Monday

Babalola Gafar, 

The Ogun State government has denied the allegation that it had nullified the process leading to the selection of Prince Mulero Rotimi, as the Oba - elect  of Ibeseland.

This followed some reports in some sections of the media that Dapo Abiodun - led administration had through the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Kunle Osota, rejected the process.

The Ibese kingmakers were said to have selected Prince Mulero Rotimi as the Oba-elect of Ibese town, having followed the traditionally established due process.

Ibese is one of the communities in Yewa North Local Government of the state and hosts the Dangote's giant Cement company plants. 

However, some aggrieved members of the community had recently staged a protest at the Governor's office in Oke-Mosan against the selection of Mulero by the Kingmakers as the Oba - elect.

But when the Kingmakers alongside other chiefs and some members of the community met with the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs officials on Monday, the government explained that such unfounded report was another demonstration of the hate speech that the federal government was waging war against, a source close to the Ministry, told The Daily Crucible.

The Source quoted a ministry official to have said: "We have a process that we have been following here. Normally, there should be a meeting between the Chief makers and local government to determine the selection and where there is need for to vote, the kingmakers will vote and after that that document that contain the outcome of the meeting will be presented to us for thorough checking whether due process has been followed before we give approval.

"We will collect all the documents and send them to the Ministry of Justice and once that's done other executives too will prof check the document so nobody has the power here to reject anything unlawfully."

It was further gathered that the Ministry pledged to ensure that justice prevails and that the rightful person selected through due process ascend the throne as soon as a Commissioner is put in place.

Also, the Chairman, Afobaje of Ibeseland, Chief Tajudeen Adewuyi, who spoke on behalf of other kingmskers and Chiefs of Ibeseland,  explained that they have been on the process for three years, adding that there are two major families entitled to the throne - Alango and Oloko, stressing that it was the turn of the Oloko to produce the king after the demise of the late Oba Joel Bamgbose of the Alango family . 

He said:  "When we wrote to the Oloko family to give us someone for king since it's their turn to produce the king, six people indicated and we insisted they should have meeting and decide who gets the crown. After then two people among them withdrew and four contestants were left.

"After the whole thing, we conducted an interview followed other due process and Mulero qualified for the stool. And after the due process, there was no protest among the community members and after then we requested for approval to make Mulero the king but the then Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs delayed in granting the approval up till date."

1 comment:

  1. Nice news.... We hope the new govt should act fast as to announce the Mulero as the new king so far that it is the Mulero that the Ifa has choose...