August 18, 2022

Reporters’ Diary

Factual Reportage

Ilupokiki-Omolomo ruling house seeks Sanwo-Olu’s intervention in Iju-Ogundimu community’s vacant stool

 The family of Ilupokiki-Omolomo has appealed to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos to intervene in the delay in approving their candidate, Prince Tajudeen Olanrewaju-Sunmonu, for the vacant stool of Iju-Ogundimu community in Ifako-Ijaye Local Government Area.

The head of Ilupokiki-Omolomo family, Alhaji Ramon Asalu, made the appeal at a press conference held at the family secretariat, on Thursday in Ota, Ogun.

The family, which is one of the ruling houses in the community, also urged the governor to help prevent the family from being cheated, saying that it was the next to present candidate for the stool of the community.

The stool of Oniju of Iju-Ogundimu became vacant in 2018, following the demise of Oba Elijah Olanire.

 Asalu said that after the submission of all the required documents to the ministry, through the Department of Chieftaincy Affairs in Ifako-Ijaye council area, since the past three years, nothing had been heard.

The three recognised ruling houses in the community are: Ogundimu, Ilupokiki and Aganran.

Asalu explained that the late Oba Olanire was from Ogundimu ruling house, while Ilupokiki-Omolomo family had presented Olanrewaju-Sunmonu as its candidate, stressing, however, that there had been no response from government.

He, therefore, appealed to Sanwo-Olu to investigate the delay in the approval of their candidate, Olanrewaju-Sunmonu, for installation as the traditional ruler of the community, in accordance with the extant chieftaincy laws of the state.