An acclaimed member of Abioye ruling house in Awo, Egbedore Local
Government area of Osun State, Mr. Ibrahim Yisa Ijadunola Abioye, has
warned the State Governor, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, the two living kingmakers, the Balogun and Jagun of Awoland respectively and other concerned members of the State Executive Council, against the purported plan to appoint one Mr. Taiwo Adegboye as the new Alawo of Awo by the Special Adviser to Governor Oyetola on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs,Mr. Rasaq Adeosun on behalf of State Government.
It would be recalled that it has been reported in the media recently that Mr. Adeosun has been alleged of receiving sum of Three million naira (N3, 000,000) from Taiwo Adegboye through the outgoing Chairman of Egbedore Local Government area of the State, Mr. Olayiwola Abiola Lamby, to hatchet their purported installation of Taiwo as new Alawo of Awoland.
Although, the two living kingmakers of the ancient town had earlier declared that they did not aware of any purported selection process by the state government
through the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and
Chieftaincy affairs, Mr. Adeosun.
Also, Taiwo Adegboye who is an outgoing Leader of the Legislative Arm of the Council area in connivance with Mr. Abiola Lamby, have been alleged of nominating the names of Taiwo’s brother and sister as Warrant Chiefs to do their illegal and barbaric installation of Taiwo as new Alawo.
But, according to the Chieftaincy Declaration on Alawo of Awo, four
ruling houses namely Awojobi,Akinsilo, Abioye and Okunji, are entitled to the throne on order of rotation. While seven royal families belonging to Abioye ruling house and they included, Adegboye, Shittu Eruobodo, Adetoyi,Gboyelade, Adeniyi,Olawuyi and Adesola/Aremu.
Awo which is the Headquarters of Egbedore Local Government area of the
State lost its traditional ruler, Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo from Akinsilo Ruling House on 24th of June, 2020 and since then, the controversy has surrounded the appointment of new monarch for the
ancient town with litigation and counter litigation.
Approaching the Judicial division of State High Court 2 sitting in Ede to express his grievances on the allege purported plan to install Taiwo Adegboye as new Alawo through the backdoor by Mr. Adeosun ,
Ijadunola Abioye in a suit No:HED/31/2020, challenged Governor Oyetola, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice,
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Egbedore Local Government area,Awo, the remaining two living kingmakers, Chief Dauda Babalola and Chief Saka Adesola, the Balogun and Jagun of Awoland respectively and Taiwo Adegboye.
The plaintiff, through his Counsel, Alhaji Sikiru Adewale, requested two prayers from the Court; to give an order that a bonafide member of the Plaintiff is entitled to be installed as the next Alawo of Awo in Egbedore Local Government area of Osun State and order of perpetual
injunction restraining the 1st to 6th defendants, their servants, agents and/ or privies from installing the 7th defendant (Taiwo Adegboye) as the next Alawo of Awo in Egbedore Local Government area
of Osun State.
And the case has been adjourned to January 21st, 2020 for hearing.