Govt. Stops Salary Of Traditional Chief over Chieftaincy Tussle.

Govt. Stops Salary Of Traditional Chief over Chieftaincy Tussle.

Ekiti State Government has ordered immediate stoppage of the monthly salary of a traditional title holder in Iworo Quarters, Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government Area of the State, Chief Sunday Faluyi, for allegedly spearheading a rebellion against the installation of a new Aro chieftaincy title in the community.

The Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs) MonisadeAfuye, issued the punitive order during a troubleshooting parley, while interfacing with the delegation from the community.

The directive was handed down, following government’s mediation on a protest letter, written by one Abel Oluwasogo of Ayauna family of Iworo Quarters, accusing Olumuo of Omuo Ekiti, Oba Noah Omonigbehin, of preventing the family from assuming its position among the royal dynasties that were entitled to occupy the coveted seat.

Speaking further on the petition, Olorunsogo averred that there was a court judgment in 1999 that ordered that only three families should have exclusive rights to the royal seat in succession order, contrary to four being paraded by the Olomuo-in-Council.

In her resolution, contained in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Victor Ogunje, MrsAfuye resolved the case against the petitioner and directed Oba Omonigbehin to begin the process for the installation of a new Aro from Ayaro dynasty of Iworo Quarters, while, the deputy governor advised Olomuo to stick to the rotation that had been in existence for long that favoured Ayaro dynasty for the title in the interest of posterity and peace.

Rejecting the claim that he allegedly favoured a particular dynasty in the royal duel, Oba Omonigbehin said, he had been reigning in the community since 1991 and that the modality he met on ground was that the position should be rotated, adding that, it was the family that sat and drew the succession order in 1999 and gave it to him for execution, and not that he was interested in any candidate.

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