Ikorodu Council OF Obas Chairmanship Controversies: Eminent Persons in Ikorodu Embark on Settlement

Oba Shotobi

Oba Kabir Shotobi

The Eminent Persons in Ikorodu Division (EPID) has intervened in the controversies surrounding the chairmanship position of Ikorodi Division Council of Obas & Chiefs with the view of settling the matter in the interest of the division.
The meeting which took place at the office of the Executive Secretary of Ikorodu Local Government on Tuesday, January 18, 2016 was led by the EPID Chairman, Prof. Ade Wahab and Secretary, Mr Ajala.
Our source reliably gathered that the eminent persons have been making consultations across the division following the outcome of the August 2015 meeting of the Ikorodu Division Council of Obas & Chiefs where Oba Agoro, the Ranodu of Imota allegedly took over the chairmanship position after circulating a document on which he based his claim.
THE IMPACT gathered that copies of the document (The Local Government Edict, 1976) which stipulated rotational system between the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, Ranodu of Imota, Oloja (Alajede) of Ijede and Oloja (Adeboruwa) of Igbogbo were also circulated to various individuals, groups and bodies across Ikorodu Division.
Oba Ajibade Agoro, the Ranodu of Imota had also petitioned the state government on the matter citing the instrument which established Ikorodu Local Government and the resolution reached when the matter first came up during the reign of late Oba Afolabi Saludeen Oyefusi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu.
It was reliably gathered that EPID led by Prof Wahab appealed to the two monarchs to sheathe their swords and work together for the development of Ikorodu division.
At the exclusive meeting, it was gathered that the Executive Secretary, Mr Wasiu Adeshina who was fortunate to be present only observed the proceeding while Obas’ aides were sent out.
It was gathered that Oba Kabir Shotobi authoritatively informed the gathering that there is no problem since he has effectively took over the chairmanship position of the Ikorodu Division Council of Obas & Chiefs.
Detail story in The Impact Newspaper January/February 2016 edition.

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