Era of traditional rulers’ imposition gone –Fayemi
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has charged traditional rulers in the state to be guided by God while performing their role.
The Deputy Governor made the remarks in Ado-Ekiti during a meeting with kingmakers, stakeholders and contestants for the vacant stool of the Oluloro of Iloro Ekiti in Ijero Local Government Area of the state.
Egbeyemi, who assured the people that the era of imposing traditional rulers on communities is gone for good, stressed that the Kayode Fayemi administration would always follow due process and extant law guiding the nomination, selection and enthronement of monarchs to ensure that peace reigns in communities in the state.
He noted that peace and development of all communities is paramount to the state government, hence it would not meddle in the choice of kings for them.
According to him, “this government would not engage in unwholesome practices of imposing candidates on kingmakers and circumventing the rule of law and due process.”
The meeting was attended by four out of the six kingmakers and stakeholders from the three ruling houses: Orubuloye, Arojojoye and Arowolo.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Adeniyi Familoni, had briefed the Deputy Governor on the Iloro kingship matter and produced documents forwarded by various interest groups.