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Kwara community heads to court over title of Oloro’s successor

The people of Oro town in Irepodun LGA of Kwara State have filed a suit over the title of whoever may be chosen as successor.…

The people of Oro town in Irepodun LGA of Kwara State have filed a suit over the title of whoever may be chosen as successor.

City & Crime reports that late Oloro of Oro, Oba Abdulrafiu Ajiboye Oyelaran, died last month after a protracted illness.

His death has however generated keen interest from interested successors among the ruling houses in the kingdom.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq last month in Oro, called on contenders for the vacant stool not to see his succession as a do or die affair in the interest of peace.

The governor was represented by the Oloriewe of Oro Kingdom and Chieftain of APC, Alhaji Raheem Adedoyin.

In suit No. Kws/151/4 at the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, sited by our correspondent, the claimants are urging the court to hold that nobody from any of the generic communities in Oro District is entitled to be installed or enthroned as “Oloro of Oro, Oba Oloro of Oro or Oro Kingdom or Oro Land.”

The plaintiffs, the Asanlu of Oro, Chief Simon Kayode Olayemi Olayioye, Aro of Oro, Chief Gabriel Afolabi Abioye and the National President of Oro Community Association, Professor Bababode James Bojuwoye, asserted that the name Oro in Oro district is the name of their community.

The defendants in the case are Eesa of Iludun Oro, Chief Samuel Taiye Otunola, Baale of Ijomu Oro, Sawo of Okerimi Oro, Chief Raphael Oyeniyi Babatunde, Asoni of Okeola Oro, Chief Mohammed Adewole Atoyebi, Baale of Iludun Oro, Chief Stephen Ayoola Bolaji, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Irepodun Local Government Council among others.

Speaking with our correspondent of Wednesday, the TIC chairman of Irepodun, Jide Oyinloye, confirmed the incident.

“We have received the suit. Those they joined apart from the local government include the traditional council, the governor and others. But we are taking steps (over the situation).

 

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