Ekiti Approves Olugbesoye As New Monarch For Iloro-Ekiti

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The Ekiti State government has approved the appointment of Prince James Olugbesoye as the new Oluloro of Iloro-Ekiti in Ijero Local Government area of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that Olugbesoye, who was born on July 25, 1963, is from the Arojojoye ruling house.

A statement issued by the state Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, said that the appointment, which was with immediate effect, was in line with the provisions of the Chiefs Law, Cap C5, Law of Ekiti State, 2002.

It said the state Executive Council, at its meeting held on Oct. 30, had considered and approved Olugbesoye’s nomination as the new

NAN recalls that the throne had become vacant after the demise of Oba Michael Arowolo of Arowolo ruling house on May 16, 2015.

Consequently, the Bureau of Chieftaincy Affairs, in a letter dated Oct. 2, 2015, had directed the Ijero Local Government council to put necessary machinery in motion for the Arojojoye ruling house, which was
the next to fill the vacant stool.

The three candidates, who vied for the royal stool, were Prince James
Olugbesoye, Prince Adebayo Fajuyigbe and Prince Olowookere Samuel.

The three ruling houses in Iloro-Ekiti are Arowolo, Arojojoye and
Orubuloye, which are recognised by the Iloro-Ekiti Chieftaincy

The town’s six kingmakers had conducted extensive investigations and consultations to determine the suitability of each of the candidates for the vacant stool, the outcome of which was discussed at a meeting held on Sept. 9, 2019.

At the meeting, which had the kingmakers, the Arojojoye ruling house and the candidates in attendance, it was unanimously agreed that Olugbesoye be presented as the new Oluloro.


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