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Osun Community gets Monarch after 17 years



By Nofisat Marindoti

Osun State Governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola has approved the appointment  of Prince Isaac Adeyeba Ayeni as the new traditional ruler for Erin-Ijesa town in Oriade Local Government area of the State.

The appointment was contained in letter signed by the Director of Chieftaincy Matters in the state Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy Matters, Rural and Community Affairs, Mr Femi Ogundun on
behalf of the Permanent Secretary.

The letter said the appointment of the new Akinla of Erin-Ijesa was in accordance with Section 20,Subsection (1) of Chief’s Law (Cap 25) Laws of the State of Osun,2002.

The Director said arrangement is being made to publish the appointment in the Government Official Gazette.

The appointment of the 52-year-old engineer as the new Akinla brought the 17-year obaship tussle in the town to an end.

The new monarch hails from Ayeni Royal Family of Osefiri Ruling House.

His media aide, Mr Kayode Ekundayo commended governor Aregbesola for ensuring that Erin Ijasha gets a traditional ruler after 17 years of  vacuum at the palace of Akinla.

The appointment of the new Oba attracted jubilation as people of the town expressed their joy over the development.