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You have an illegal regent, Ekiti govt tells Emure community

The Ekiti State Government has nullified the process which led to the installation of Prince Taiwo Oladimeji as the regent of Emure Ekiti in Emure…

The Ekiti State Government has nullified the process which led to the installation of Prince Taiwo Oladimeji as the regent of Emure Ekiti in Emure LGA, saying he is an illegal regent.

The Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye, described the process through which the Oladimeji ascended the throne as fraught with illegality and lacked the requisite approval from the Governor Biodun Oyebanji-led government.

Prince Oladimeji was installed as regent following the death of the Elemure of Emure Ekiti, Oba Emmanuel Adebayo, on May 30, 2024.

The deputy governor made the declaration during a meeting with stakeholders from the community.

Mrs Afuye condemned how the community flouted the state’s chiefs’ law by blatantly refusing to crave the government’s approval before proceeding with the installation, saying such illegality would not stand in the face of the law.

She restated that the government was neither planning to impose nor foist anyone on them as a regent, saying the already installed individual could be represented for the coveted stool, thereby amplifying the imperative of strict compliance with the law.

She said, “Let me emphasise here that you have no regent yet. Why did you have to rush into taking such a step without consulting the government? Why couldn’t you seek the government’s approval?

“What you have as far as we are concerned is an illegal regent. We are not here to impose anyone on you, you are free to take whatever steps that suit you, but we are emphasising the need for you to comply with the chiefs’ law.”

She debunked the allegation that she was making effort to impose one Chief Toyin Ojo, the Olisa of Emure Ekiti and second in command to the Elemure as the regent, describing such accusation as spurious and unfounded.

 

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