//EKITI STATE GOVERNMENT WARNS IJESAMODU KINGMAKERS…

EKITI STATE GOVERNMENT WARNS IJESAMODU KINGMAKERS…

Ekiti State Government has warned kingmakers of Ijesamodu Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government against illegal and unlawful selection of the next Onijesamodu to be chosen any moment from now.

The Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, who gave the warning at a meeting held with the kingmakers, elders and management of Ilejemeje Local Government Council on Tuesday said government was interested in a peaceful and transparent process to fill the vacant stool.

The deputy governor in a statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, emphasised that government would not impose monarch on the people of Ijesamodu saying the assignment to choose a new king rested on the four kingmakers who had formed a quorum following the death of two others.

It would be recalled that the throne of Ijesamodu Ekiti became vacant following the demise of the late monarch, Oba Samuel Osatuyi, in December 2018 after reigning for 49 years.