CONCERNED Indigenes of Orile Igbon has called on The Executive Governor of Oyo State and other stakeholders in charge of chieftaincy matters in Oyo State to investigate the appointment of the New Olugbon of Ile Igbon
The group in a press statement signed by Acting Chairman Alabi Adebayo and Secretary Olusola Ige said the appointment and declaration of a new king for the town is political and worrisome
“ Our clamour for justice and reversion of the evil done to the historical community by the enemies of progress has no doubt been because of the negative effect in the community and its already setting a dangerous precedence.
There wouldn’t have been any issue if due process of selection was followed. Customary law guides the process not the local government or foreign bodies.
“Neither the kingmakers nor the Royal Family were given the time to do the needful before the local government contrary to customary law, suddenly presented and declared a candidate who is not known to be a member of any of the ruling houses.”
The new king has not hidden his disdain for those who did not support his move to be king by force as some of his agent have resolved to threatening of life of some of the high Chief’s and Baale’s who are not on the same page with him.
He has started an illegal incursion into the land which does not belong to him which has brought another court case against him. He does not know the community and neither do they know him. This is a huge setback that is affecting the peace and growth of the ancient community
”No one is happy in Orile Igbon that an outsider railroaded the process of selection and we want the executive governor of the state to quickly intervene and save everyone the time and money at the court of law.
“The hijackers have been boasting of about using their relationship with Governor Ajimobi to make away with their wrongdoing but we are confident that Governor Ajimobi is a law abiding governor who does not harbour unfair treatment and injustice especially when it comes to the issues affecting the traditional institutions. Orile Igbon people are peaceful and law abiding but how long will they take the higher moral ground in the face of this abomination?