Akinrun stool: Gboleru Ruling House demands fairness in selection process

Akinrun stool: Ruling house demands fairness in selection process
By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
As the vacant stool of Akirun of Ikirun is yet to be filled, a ruling house, Gboleru claiming right of ascension, has asked the Osun State Government and kingmakers of the ancient town to ensure fairness and justice in the selection process.
The throne of the town has been vacant following the demise of Akinrun of Ikirun, Late Oba Abdulrauf Adedeji II, about three months ago.

Addressing a press conference at the Civil Service club, GRA, Osogbo at the weekend, an elder of the ruling house, Prince Adegboyega Olatunji said it is the turn of the ruling house to ascend the throne and unlike insinuation in the town, there is qualified candidate ready for nomination at any moment.

He demanded that the state government and other relevant authority with regard to the selection of Akirun to refer to the existing chieftaincy declaration gazette in the town in a bid to allow justice to prevail.

Olatunji said, “According to the Ikirun District Chieftaincy Declaration and Gazette of 1959, approved in 1960, re-registered in 1970, which were done during the reign of Late Oba Lawani Adeyemi, and its subsequent versions, especially the Gazette of 1980 signed by late Chief Bola Ige, the former Governor of old Oyo State, during the reign of Late Oba Lawani Adeyemi, there are three ruling houses in Ikirun land. They are Obaara, Adedeji and Gboleru Ruling houses.

Akinrun of Ikinrun


According to Olatunji, there was speculation that the other two Ruling Houses: Adedeji and Obaara (comprising of Oyejola and Oyewole families) were desperate to present nominees to occupy the vacant royal stool despite the provisions of the Chieftaincy laws. He therefore demanded fairness adding that the royal house has competent candidates to succeed the late monarch.

“The Gboleru ruling house, which unarguably is next in line to produce the next king, is blessed with many competent professionals of pedigree who are well exposed both locally and internationally to bring the needed development to the town.
“One of  very prominent among them is Prince Tajudeen Adesegun Adejumo Gboleru, a business analyst, project coordinator and business owner who has spent the last 20 years solving complex business problems and fuelling multimillion-dollar revenue growth,” he explained.


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