Segun Ojo, Osogbo
Consequent upon the approval of the approval of Prince Yinusa Akadiri as the new Akinrun, the traditional rulers in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State, have appealed to the people of Ikirun to toe the line of peace and work for the development of the town.
The monarchs who were on a royal visitation to the new Akirun immediately after their monthly council meeting, on Friday, urged all interest groups in the kingship race to come together in the interest of the town.
Among the traditional rulers who visited the new Akinrun are; Oba Jimoh Adebisi Okunade, the Olobaagun of Obaagun , Oba AbudulRauf Adebayo Olniyan, Elende of Eke-ende and the Eburu of Iba, Oba, His Royal Highness, Oba Adekunle Adeogun Okunoye Oyedeji ll, who was represented by Gabriel Oyelade, Eesa of Iba.
Speaking, the Olobaagun of Obaagun, Oba Jimoh Adebisi Okunade urged the people of Ikirun not to allow the choice of a new traditional ruler to divide the appealing to other contestants who lost in the process to accept the result in good faith.
The monarch said all the contestants were worthy of becoming the Akinrun describing them as achievers in their various fields of endeavour who showed interest in serving their community but pointed out that only one of them could emerge as the occupant of the throne.
Oba Okunade, however, urged the new Akinrun to be magnanimous in victory and to those who lost out to allow the interest of their community to be paramount and seek for ways to join hands together to develop their place of birth.
Echoing a similar views, the Elende of Eke-ende, Oba AbudulRauf Adebayo Olniyan and representative of Eburu of Iba, Chief Gabriel Oyelade said people of Ikirun and other communities within the local government should embrace peace and work towards the development of Irepodun local Government.
The duo enjoined the people of the council especially residents of Ikirun to remain calm and embrace their new monarch saying they should know that it’s only God who Has the power to make one to become a king.
Welcoming the monarchs and other Indigenes of the town, the new king, Oba Akadiri appealed to his people to allow peace to reign in the town saying it’s better to be jawjaw than war war.
He however promised to use everything within his reach to bring unprecedented development to the ancient town of Ikirun.
The traditional rulers used the occasion to pray for new Akinrun.
Recall that the seat of Akinrun became vacant on February 8, 2021, following the demise of Oba Rauf Olawale Adedeji who mounted the royal stool in 1991
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