Kingmakers seek restraint over anti-Oluwo calls

Twelve kingmakers in Iwo community have prayed the Osun State High Court to restrain the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdurasheed Adewale Akanbi, from removing and replacing them of their chieftaincy positions.

The Nation reports that the kingmakers petitioned Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on September 9, urging him to dethrone Oluwo over alleged misconduct.

A copy of the suit by the kingmakers filed by their counsel, John Enworo, was obtained by The Nation in Osogbo at the weekend.

In the motion exparte and 22 paragraphs affidavits deposed to by the Oosa of Iwoland, Chief Yekini Orobinmpe, the kingmakers alleged that Oluwo, having been aware of the petition written against him, dated September 9, has resolved to replace them with other persons, hence, the need for the court to intervene to protect their legal rights.

The suit was in pursuant to order 39 of the State High Court amended (civil procedure) rules and Section (6) (6) (A&B) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (As Amended).

According to the application, “that all the applicants are kingmakers in Oluwo of Iwoland Chieftaincy. And being kingmakers felt aggrieved by the gross misconduct of the respondent (Oluwo) and unanimously wrote a petition to the governor for the removal of the respondent.

“That by so doing, the applicants’ action is constitutional in all ramifications. That the court should make an order of interim injunction restraining the respondent whether by himself, agents, servants and privies from removing the applicants from their positions as Oosa, Onto, Balogun, Jagun, Oloya, Olukotun, Odofin, Onju, Agoro, Asape, Olukosi and Aro chieftaincy and replacing them with new appointees pending the determination of the motion and substantive suit.”

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