Ogun nullifies Ibese monarch’s selection process
gOVERNOR Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has nullified the selection process of the new Oba of ibese in the Yewa North Local government Area of the state, Prince Mulero Rotimi.
The governor said this while addressing protesters who stormed the governor’s Office, Oke-mosan, Abeokuta, on Monday.
Abiodun was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Kunle Osota.
The aggrieved members of ibese community protested the emergence of Rotimi after the demise of Oba Joel Bamgbose.
The kingmakers were said to have selected Pince Mulero Rotimi as the new Oba-elect of ibese town.
The governor said the Ogun State government had not approved the selection of any monarch in the town.
Abiodun assured the protesters that once the commissioners were inaugurated, a process for the selection of the new Oba would be reopened, adding that it would follow the due process.
The governor said whoever was parading himself as an Oba-elect was doing such at his own volition.
Earlier, the Asiwaju of ibeseland, Dr hezy idowu, who led the protesters, alleged that some powerful people in ibeseland were threatening the peace of the land by subverting the process.
he alleged that those working against the choice of the people had the support of the Secretary to the Ogun State government, Tokunbo Talabi.
idowu said the sole obaship candidate of Oloko Ruling house was Prince Azeez Adedimeji idowu, saying that he was rightly selected, nominated and presented.
“The ongoing contest is between the legitimate obaship candidature of Prince Azeez Adedimeji idowu, whose nomination was strictly guided by the 1957 ibese Chieftaincy Declaration, and the illegitimate candidacy of Rotimi Mulero who is barred from vying for the throne by this same declaration,” he said.