Adeleke is encouraged to restore the Osun monarch and cease bending Yoruba custom for political purposes

Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State, has been urged to immediately restore three monarchs who have been expelled from the state.

Adeleke was also counseled to quit influencing politics through the Yoruba tradition.

A civil society organization located in Osun called for this, the World Institute of Peace.

The Owa of Igbajo, Akirun of Ikirun, and Aree of Iree’s installation was postponed by an executive order that Governor Ademola Adeleke signed after taking office in November 2022, according to xandertech.

The three monarchs were chosen by his predecessor, former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, in 2022, toward the end of his term.

The Adeleke administration claimed that the monarchs’ installation did not follow the law.

The organization condemned the governor of Osun State’s behavior as a misplacement of duty in a statement released by Lamina Omotoyosi, its executive director, on Friday.

Omotoyosi emphasized that the judiciary’s job was to invalidate the king’s installation procedure.

“Prior to Adeleke taking the oath of office as governor, there were several cases of kingship disputes in court, including those involving Timi of Ede, who had just celebrated 15 years as king, and Ataoja of Osogbo, who is from Adeleke’s birthplace. The installation procedure has never led to the deposition or suspension of a king by a previous governor of the state. Adeleke ought to take a lesson from the past and let the legal system rule.

“The governor should make an appeal to the harmed parties in the impacted communities to allow legal processes, strengthen local security measures, and issue warnings to anyone who might wish to stir up disturbance. Adeleke demonstrated his administrative authority in such a way that his behavior could only be characterized as a sentiment.

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He said, “Adeleke should just be aware that those kings were established in the context of the prior governor’s constitutional power. He needs to cease influencing politics through Yoruba custom.

“The governor ought to permit the concerned monarchs’ reinstatement. Whatever the case, it is quite absurd for Osun State’s administration to interact with the system of its traditional rulers, which is the birthplace of the Yoruba people.

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