The authority of Odeda Local Government area of Ogun State has issued out a letter announcing Chief Olusegun Macgregor as the traditional ruler-elect of Ilawo community, following his victory at the poll after nomination of candidate(s) to fill the vacant stool.
Penpushing reports that, a letter to this effect was issued by the Secretary to the Local Government, Makinde Zacheus Adio on behalf of the council chairman, and as at the time of filing this report has been forwarded to Osile Oke-Ona Egba, Oba(Dr) Adedapo Tejuoso for his consent for onward transmission to the Ogun State Government
The letter titled ‘Filing of the vacant stool of Olu of Orile Ilawo’, recalled that consequent upon the directive of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, office of the Executive Governor vide letter No CHM II/4/145 of 22nd August , 2022 and CHM II/4/154 of 29th of September 2022, a process was put in place
‘Consequent upon the directive of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, office of the Executive Governor vide letter No CHM II/4/145 of 22nd August , 2022 and CHM II/4/154 of 29th of September 2022 on the above stated subject (copy attached marked Annesure A and B). I am on instruction to inform Kabiyesi that action as commenced in earnest on the above mentioned subject’, the letter reads
‘Kabiyesi, the state Government approved the appointment of nine (9) warrant chiefs for the selection process since there is no chieftaincy declaration and in compliance to the directive, the Local Government issued (14) days public notice with effect from Tuesday, 4th of October, 2022 (see Annesure C)’, the letter added.
‘Moreover, at the meeting convened on Thursday, 13th October, 2022 at Kegunmela, Chief Olufade Anthony Ajani who presided over the meeting called for nomination of candidate(s) to fill the vacant stool of OLU of ORILE ILAWO’.
‘The sons and daughters of Orile Ilawo nominated Chief Olusegun Alexander Macgregor upon the nomination made by Mr Kashimawo Aremu Bakare, General Secretary CDA, Oke Abelu Ilawo supported by Mrs Khadijat Badejo, all and sundry’.
‘Thereafter, in absence of other nomination, the Osi Ilawo called for election of the candidate by the six (6) Warrant Chiefs present.
The result of the Election were collated and Chief Olusegun Alexander Macgregor polled six(6) votes and his name was announced as the winner.He was later presented with the certificate elections as Oba elect, (see Annesure 3)’.
‘Kabiyesi your consent is now required in line with the provision of Chiefs law of Ogun State Nigeria, 2006. Once your consent is given Kabiyesi, all document related to the appointment shall be forwarded to the Executive Governor for consideration and approval please.Thanking your Majesty for your fatherly understanding’, Adio stated.
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