Alawo Stool: Royal Family Nominates 47-Year Old Fearless Activist To Become Monarch In Osun

A royal family of Late Prince Alimi Akanfe Adeniyi of Abioye ruling house,Awo, has nominated a 47-year old renown fearless human rights and pro-democracy activist, Comrade (Prince)Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman to become the next Paramount ruler of the ancient town of  Awo, the headquarters of Egbedore Local government area of Osun State.

Meanwhile, after the nomination, Prince Sulaiman visited the symbol of their ancestral Royal compound to pray for the repose of the late Monarch,Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo,Akinsilo11 and the progress of the ancient town.

Comrade Sulaiman also visited his mother, Olori Halimotu Aduke Adeniyi

where he (Sulaiman) received her blessings on the nomination to become

Alawo of Awo kingdom.

Prince Alimi Akanfe Adeniyi Royal family was among the Seven (7) royal families comprise of Abioye ruling house that would produce the next monarch of the ancient town (Awo) , after the reign and death of immediate past Alawo of Awoland, Late Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo from Akinsilo Ruling House on Wednesday 24th of June 2020.

The source listed the Royal Families comprise of Abioye Ruling House

as Adeniyi Royal Family, Adesola/Aremu Royal Family, Gboyelade Royal Family, Adetoyi Royal Family, Olawuyi Royal Family, Shittu Olaniyan (Eruobodo) Royal Family and Adegboye Royal Family

The family nominated his(Prince Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman) name at an emergency meeting of the royal family held in the town recently to fill the vacant stool of Alawo in accordance with the Chieftaincy

declaration of the ancient town.

The nomination was contained in a letter dated 3rd of July,2020, and signed on behalf of Prince Alimi Akanfe Adeniyi Royal Family by Prince Abubakar  Adeniyi and submitted to the head of the Abioye Ruling House, Prince(Alhaji) Abdulkareem Adegboye for onward transmission to

the State Government for approval and necessary rites.

The copy of the nomination letter also forwarded to the Chairman of the Egbedore Local Government, Awo for notification and necessary action and the copies of the Nomination Letters were made available to newsmen on Monday.

While submitting the name of Prince Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, Abubakar

urged the sons and daughters of the Abioye Ruling House to support

Sulaiman to become the next

monarch of the ancient town, believing that he would use his wealth of

experience and connection as competent human rights and pro-democracy

activist, anti-corruption crusader, environmentalist, and public

affairs analyst,to bring unprecedented development to the good people

of the community and the ancient town at large.

According to the family source, it was disclosed that the Rights Activist of Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi School of thought, had not shown interest of becoming the Paramount ruler of the ancient town, for fear of being going the way of immediate past Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Lamido Sanusi II.But royal family insisted that Prince Sulaiman is their nominee for the exalted monarchical office of the

ancient town, praying that God would guide him in this journey of family responsibility.

The letter reads in part,” As we all know that our Ruling House which is Abioye Ruling House is the next Ruling House to produce the next Alawo of Awo in line with the order of rotation of Alawo of Awo

Chieftaincy Declaration of 1978 that listed as follows: Awojobi, Akinsilo (immediate past), Abioye (next) and Okunji”.

Receiving the nomination letter, the head of the ruling house, Alhaji Adegboye was full of happiness that the royal family submit their nominee without any rancor, prayed for the nominee to be the best

choice for the ruling house that would be on the throne of Alawo, at the end of the whole process.

Abubakar further stated that the family has confidence in the capacity of  Prince Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman to turn around the town from grass to grace within the shortest possible time of being on the throne, describing him(Prince Sulaiman) as the epitome of courage, truth,

egalitarian society and royalty.

He noted that Prince Sulaiman is a fearless, courageous and tireless activist, a dogged fighter, and a reliable Prince, who has done the ancient town proud in all ramifications.

Abubakar then, urged the State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola whom he described as a listening and just leader and prescribing authority to affirm the nomination to ensure that the due process was followed without fear or favour in choosing the next monarch of the ancient

town in order avoid future catastrophe for the community.

For and on behalf of Alimi Akanfe Adeniyi Royal Family


Prince Abubakar Adeniyi

Abioye Ruling House,

Awo, Egbedore Local Government,

Osun State.

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