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The Game of ‘Thrones’ continue in Ikeja

If recent realities are anything to go by, then there is no end in sight over the controversy trailing the installation of a new monarch in Ikeja, Lagos Mainland.

This is because the ruling houses in Ikeja have been at loggerheads over who should mount the throne.

Recall that last Thursday, January 20, 2022, a real estate expert, Tajudeen Muritala, was announced as the next Olu of Ikeja.

However, the Ikeja Local Government administrators have said the action did not follow the normal protocol expected to lead to the announcement of the next monarch for the community.

In a statement obtained by InsideMainland, the local council said; “The Ikeja Local Government wishes to notify the public that the family has not notified the council on the chosen candidate as stipulated in the norms and laws of the state.

“The public is hereby advised to disregard any news in contradiction to this publication, as the letter seeking the consent of the local government has not been submitted.”

The statement read further that; “It is sad that Ikeja, the capital city of Lagos State, has been without a king for the past seven years. We will appreciate it if the Governor can approve and install Adeleye as appropriate.”

According to the statement, anyone parading himself as Oba-elect apart from Prince Adeleye, which all the ruling houses recommended, should be dismissed.

“Any letter claiming that three ruling houses, Oshoja, Iyade, or Amore recommended or nominated any other candidate apart from Prince Adeleye as the Olu of Ikeja-elect should be nullified,” the statement read.

Also reacting to the development, the Oluwo and Olukosi of Ikeja, Chief Lateef Oluwasyi, said: “From records of all meetings held, the most deserved person to occupy the stool of Olu of Ikeja is Prince Wasiu Adeleye.”

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