Gov Makinde Threatens To Fight Princes Who Instituted Court Cases Against New Soun

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has advised princes who instituted court cases against the new Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye to withdraw the cases with immediate effect.

Makinde declared that he will join the fight to ensure peace and tranquility in the city if those who instituted the court cases failed to withdraw them without a short time.

The governor made these declarations during the presentations of staff and instruments of office to the new monarch on Tuesday.

The event was attended by former Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Mohood Olalekan Balogun.

According to Dailypost, some princes within the Olaoye family in Ogbomoso instituted court cases against the nomination and confirmation of Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye as the Soun of Ogbomoso.

But Makinde advised those who are still contesting the stool to withdraw the cases immediately.

“The other thing I want to say is about the people who also contested the throne with Oba Ghandi. As of last week, some of you were still in court.

“What I can say is that contesting for the throne is behind us and I look forward to them withdrawing the cases in court by the end of this week as a show of love for Ogbomosoland.

“So, the people fighting should stop forthwith but if they fail to stop, as the Executive Governor of Oyo State, I will join the fight to ensure peace and progress of Ogbomosoland.

“I believe in constitutional roles for our traditional rulers and there is a new authority in Oyo State called the Rule of Law Enforcement Authority. It is with the House of Assembly and it will soon be passed into law and I want your support and that of other traditional rulers in the state.

“On behalf of the Ogbomoso sons and daughters and the good people of Oyo State, I wish Kabiyesi a long, peaceful and successful reign.”

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