ORIADE LG CHAIRMAN, BUNMI OBEISUN DAMNS THE GOVERNOR OF STATE OF OSUN, INSTALLS NEW KING: A CASE OF DISLOYALTY AND ILLEGALITY
It is no longer news that, the Chairman of Oriade local government of the State of Osun has installed Prince Adewunmi Ogidiolu as the Oniwoye of Iwoye while undermining the tradition of the Iwoye people, guidelines set aside for whoever is to ascend to the throne, processes incorporated at the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and the suggestion of His Excellency, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on the issue.
According to the gazette of the State of Osun, whoever will be the King of Iwoye must be 40 years old or above, hold a first degree from any University, maintain a reliable source of income amongt other requirements as stipulated in the gazette.
However, it is disheartening to note that, Prince Adewunmi Ogidiolu does not possess any of the above stated requirements for him to be King. He is a 35 years old holder of Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE). Then, one may be quick to ask that, why then, was he made a King. The reason is not far to seek. Hon. Wole Oke, a member of the House of Representatives, Abuja, representing Oriade /Obokun federal constituency connived with the Chairman of Oriade local government, Mr Bunmi Obeisun against the Governor to install the King.
Hon. Wole Oke, in a bid to establish his influence in Oriade is encouraging the local government Chairman to disobey the Governor just because he want to take control of Ward 4 in Oriade local government simply because of the population of the ward and the fact that, the people of this ward are highly politically inclined.
It may interest readers to know that, under the platform of the All Progressives’ Party (APC), His Excellency, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola endorsed Mr Bunmi Obeisun to be the local government Chairman of Oriade but now, the Chairman has decided to pitch his tent with Hon. Wole Oke, a core member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State.
This looks like the beginning of another political battle on the template of sheer disloyalty, incessant disregard for tradition and self grandstanding as a god.