A chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Damilare Abioro, has appealed to the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, to prevail on stakeholders to allow due process to take its course in the installation of the next monarch for Agosasa.
Abioro, an NNPP senatorial aspirant during the last general elections, advised the governor to give a level playing field for all contestants for the stool.
He stressed that the kingmakers should be allowed to perform their traditional duties in the installation of the new monarch in the Agosasa community.
The stool of Oloja Of Agosasa has been vacant since the demise of the Late Oba James Elegbede in February 2022.
n a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, Abioro said several letters dated October 12, 2022, had been written to concerned authorities in the state to allow the kingmakers in the town to select the new traditional ruler.
The former senatorial aspirant, who is the son of late PA Abioro Hodonu of Ago-Egun, Agosasa, explained that his reactions to the development and the aftermath crisis, especially the loss of lives and property, have been misconstrued to mean that he is preventing the governor from playing his role on the matter. He added that his intention is that such a development requires the timely intervention of the governor, the paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, the Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Ministry, and the Ogun State Police Command, among other stakeholders, to prevent the recurrence of such an incident.
According to him, residents in the community are expecting a peaceful installation process that will produce a monarch who will be accepted by all.
He said,, “I want to clear the air that my intentions of writing the letter to Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, were not to prevent the governor from intervening in installation of another King in Agosasa Kingdom, but to just allow the kingmakers of Agosasa Kingdom to do the needful for the sake of future reference.
“I even copied the traditional ruler of Yewa Land and the then Hon. Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, to allow the due process to be diligently followed.
“Also, I wrote to the Commissioner of Police in Ogun State then to appreciate the effort of the security agencies for their timely intervention during the crises.
“Agosasa Kingdom needs a capable king, someone who is responsible to take leadership of the affairs of Agosasa, its environment and territory”.