Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has appealed to royal families in all the towns in the state to exercise restraint in rushing to courts over traditional stools tussles.
The governor, who reaffirmed his confidence in the judiciary, said such tendencies often bred bitterness that could stunt development in the towns.
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The governor said he would henceforth enforce the State Regency Law, which stipulates that no royal vacancy should be allowed to drag beyond two years without a successor.
Fayemi spoke in Ado Ekiti Thursday during the inauguration of the Ekiti Council of Traditional Rulers 2021-2023 to be chaired by the Onisan of Isan Ekiti, Oba Gabriel Adejuwon.
Oba Adejuwon, who is the traditional ruler from the governor’s home town of Isan-Ekiti, succeeded the Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Alabi, whose two-year tenure ended on July 31.
Fayemi said, “Let me restate here that the most important ingredient of development in the State is peace and security and our royal fathers have a central role to play in fostering peace in their domains.”
In his response, the monarch assured of the council’s readiness to support the government in promoting peace and security in the state.