Members of Gboleru Ruling House in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government area of the State of Osun on Sunday protested the alleged evasion of the ruling house in the selection process of the new Akirun of Ikirun.
Led by the Magaji of the Ruling House, Prince Mudashiru Olatunji, the princes and princesses protested what they described as cheating in the reported selection of Prince Olalekan Akadiri from the Oba-Ara ruling house as the new monarch of the town over the weekend.
It was gathered that the aggrieved protesters blocked the popular Oja Oba roundabout, a development which led to gridlock for several minutes.
The protesters, who were armed with placards with different inscriptions, called on the State Government of Osun to come to their aid in order to avoid what they termed “cheating” in the selection of the new monarch.
They alleged that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola had been misled into accepting the candidature of Akadiri by some government officials like Chief Moshood Oluawo (Muadadek), Hon Ajibola Famurewa, Prince Adeleke Adebayo, among others.
According to the protesters, the government officials manipulated the kingmakers on the controversial selection of Akadiri.