Leaders and indigenes of Ibese community in Yewa North Local Government, Ogun State, yesterday stormed Governor’s office in Abeokuta, protesting against the constitution of the community on who will be their next king.
The Ogun government had failed to give approval preparatory to the installation process, since the will of the Kingmakers is against the constitution of land, and had led certain alleged paid and illegal protesters to storm the governor’s office with placards with various inscription to drive home their demands.
Meanwhile, Gbedu Magazine had earlier reported that there are two families who are entitled to the throne of the land, the Alangbos and the Olokojobis. Oba Aina ruled the community from May 5 1930 till May 5, 1965 before the reign of Bamgbose of the Alangbo family who gained the throne in April 20, 1978 till he died in January 12, 2017, which had led to the vacancy of the throne till date.
Gbedu Magazine had also reported that the Olokojobi’s family is the next family to recieve the King title of Ibese, and the constitution of the land stipulates that the eldest son of the family should be crowned the king, but in the absence of a male child in the family, the nearest female child will be enthroned.
It was then gathered that Alexander Aliu Adegbemiro Idowu is the eldest son of Olokojobi’s, and he is entitled to the throne according to the constitution, but the King Makers decided to enthrone Oluwarotimi Mulero, a grand daughter of Olokojobi’s family which is against the constitution of the land.
The state’s commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Jide Ojuko, however, assured the community that Amosun – led government would not impose monarch on the community but justice must be ensured.
The decision of the king makers of Ibese is said to have been manipulated and considered to be wrong due to the compromises of the throne for a grand daughter in the same family where a son still exists, but their decision seems to be driven by ‘who is more wealthier’ among the two candidates.