Ifa Will Have To Go Court To Explain, Reactions Trail Sack Of Ogbomoso Monarch

Ifa Will Have To Go Court To Explain, Reactions Trail Sack Of Ogbomoso Monarch
  • PublishedOctober 26, 2023

Reactions have trailed the sacking of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Ghandi Olaoye by the High court sitting in Ibadan.

The court ordered the Oyo State Government to conduct a fresh selection process for the next Soun.

OSUN DEFENDER gathered reactions of Nigerians on the facebook page of The Punch Newspaper:

According to Emmanuel Omotunde Lawrence, “Is it not ifa that is selecting or maybe ifa will have to go to court to explain his selection process to the judge.”

Ajisafe Moses Olajide said, “Is GHANDI a Yoruba name or what? Majority of Yoruba kings are a product of politics, that is why you have stand up sit down Obas.”

Obed Idienumah, “This is an embarrassment and an abomination.”

The court had on Wednesday, nullified the selection of Oba Olaoye as the new Soun.

Recall that Ghandi was installed as the new Soun of Ogbomosho on September 8, 2023, months after the throne had become vacant following the death of the late Oba Jimoh Oyewumi on December 12, 2021. Oba Oyewumi, who died aged 95, ruled for 48 years.

OSUN DEFENDER gathered that one of the contestants to the throne, Prince Kabir Olaoye, approached the court challenging Ghandi’s emergence and the process that brought him to the throne.

In the suit marked HOG/27/2022, the plaintiff alleged irregularities in the process that led to Ghandi’s emergence as Soun of Ogbomosho.

The judge held that Ghandi was not validly nominated by the Laoye Ruling House and declared that “the nomination; approval by the state government and installation by the kingmakers was null and void.”

The judge, therefore, granted the prayer of the plaintiff that “the nomination be set aside” and ordered “a fresh process.”

Meanwhile, findings by OSUN DEFENDER revealed that the judgment would be appealed.

“The case will definitely be appealed and so, people should not fret. In the case instituted by Prince Olaoye, the judge said the process was proper and valid but now the same process is faulted. It is conflicting, the Appeal Court will resolve that. People should be calm,” a palace source said.

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