Adeboruwa Stool: Kingmakers Screen 3, Oba-elect To Emerge Soon

Kunle Adelabu


Adeboruwa Kingmakers (R-L), the Regent/Olisa of Igbogbo and head of the Kingmakers, High Chief Adebola Sholanke, the Odofin of Igbogbo, High Chief Tajudeen Onasanya,  the Oluwo of Igbogbo and the Apena of Igbogbo, High Chief Olorun-Ase (sitting) and the candidates with Adeboruwa Palace Aides (R-L), the Chief Servant, former Chairman, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Prince Ogunmuyiwa, State Counsel, Prince Kasali, Chieftaincy Officer, Asiwaju Ajenise-Kuti, another palace aide and Adeboruwa-in-Council Secretary, Mr Kehinde in group photograph after the screening process

Three candidates shortlisted by the Ijaolu Ruling House of Igbogbo have appeared before the kingmakers for final screening at the Adeboruwa Palace Igbogbo.

Three candidates sent by the Ijaolu Ruling House on March, Sunday 28, 2016 to the Adeboruwa Kingmakers are Prince Abdul Semiu Kasali, Prince (Alhaji) Jimoh Ogunmuyiwa and Prince (Asiwaju) Mukaila Ajenise-Kuti.

While welcoming members of the Ijaolu Ruling House, High Chief Tajudeen Onasanya, the Odofin of Igbogbo, commended them for presenting credible and outstanding candidates.

“On behalf of the Adeboruwa Kingmakers, Adeboruwa-in-Council and the entire Igbogbo people, I thank you (Ijaolu Ruling House) for doing a thorough screening and presenting three credible and presentable candidates for the final short-listing by the kingmakers. But it is important for you all to know that the three candidates are vying for a sole position and just one among them will be picked. You should count yourself worthy that you are part of the final screening out of many that showed interest in the beginning. We are appealing to you and the entire family to support whomever emerged as the Oba-Elect at the end of the day,” Chief Onasanya appealed.

Also speaking, the Regent/Olisa of Igbogbo, High Chief Adebola Sholanke also appealed to the family and the candidates to sustain the spirit of sportsmanship after the screening process.

The kingmakers’ screening includes the presentation of original and photocopies of credentials, personal interview and Ifa divination.

THE IMPACT as the only media organization allowed into the palace exclusively gathered that the result of the screening and the most preferred candidate’s name has been forwarded to the Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, Lagos State on the same day and processing has commenced in earnest on formalization and subsequent presentation to the State Executive Council for deliberation.

We also gathered that it is possible that the name of the preferred candidate may be presented at Wednesday’s state executive council meeting.

The candidates, Prince Semiu Kasali , is a legal practitioner and senior civil servant in the Ministry of Justice, Lagos State.

Alhaji Jimoh Ogunmuyiwa was the first Council Chairman, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, a retired referee and teacher and the currently, the Baba-Oloja General of Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA.

Asiwaju Mukaila Ajenise-Kuti is a senior local government official. He was the immediate past Chieftaincy Officer, Ikorodu Local Government and Secretary, Ikorodu Division Council of Obas & Chiefs. He is currently the Chieftaincy Officer, Imota LCDA.

In separate interviews with the three candidates, they expressed satisfaction at the process (excerpts of the interviews in the next edition of THE IMPACT).

Watch out for special coverage of the details of Ijaolu’s Ruling House and the Kingmakers’ screening in the next edition of THE IMPACT Newspaper.



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