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Ekiti Monarch Tussle: Asolo orders Olu-Araromi to vacate land

Posted by on May 18th, 2017 and filed under News, Top Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

No comment, says embattled ruler

By Kayode Adeoti

The crisis trailing the emergence of Ekiti local government monarch, Olu-Araromi, Oba Adewale Lawal took a drastic twist yesterday as the Asolo of Isolo-Opin, Oba Sunday Raphael Are ordered that he should vacate the land.

Asolo maintained that if the new crowned Olu-Araromi want to retain his title, ‘he should leave Isolo-Opin land and go to where he will be able to exercise his rulership.

In order to avoid future crisis, Are said he would never condole two traditional rulers on the same land, saying such will not encourage peace but rancour among dwellers in the two communities.

“When the issue was trashed in the court in 1992, the judgement came out in 1997 and it was not in their favour. This was why they proceeded to the Appeal Court, when the judgement came out it was also not in their favour as the land was declared for Isolo-Opin.”

Asolo submitted that the people of Araromi complained then that the court did not oblige them enough privilege to clear themselves, adding that in view of this, the Appeal court however referred their matter back to the lower court for retrial.

Are claimed he has the judgement with him, adding that he was not in any way going against what the law stated concerning the case.

He said, “The court had declared that Aroromi does not have the right to a traditional ruler and that the only recognised ruler is the Asolo. Araromi is without historical antecedent, that is how the judgement described them and it further stated that if they insist on having a ruler, they should leave Isolo land and go elsewhere.

“If they’re planning to install a monarch after the death of their supposed monarch, who was deposed in 1997 but died in 2015, it means they do not respect the law that binds on everyone in the society.”

He stressed further that the ascension of Lawal is unconstitutional adding that no kingmaker installed him and that there is no traditional council who approved of his candidature before he was enthroned.

The Asolo noted that the two communities are one family until the creation of the local government headquarters was located at Araromi-Opin adding that out of greediness; they detached themselves from the cord of oneness.

However, when contacted, the Olu-Araromi declined comment while urging tghe reporter to go ahead with the publication.

Recall that this medium had exclusively reported the crisis rocking the two communities over the emergence of the Olu-Araromi with the Asolo and the former Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) Chairman in the area, describing the development as illegal and unconstitutional.

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