Alawo stool: Don’t set our ancient town on fire, Crown Prince tells LG Chairman in Osun


A Crown Prince of ancient town of Awo in Egebedore Local Government area of Osun State, Prince Abubakar Adeniyi, has cautioned the local government Chairman, Olayiwola Abiola Lamby, against setting the town on fire because of selfish agenda on vacant stool of Alawo.

Prince Abubakar maintained that the Council boss has begun the hanky-panky game into the selection process when he is expected to be neutral on the subject matter by hoarding the Expression of Interest form to fill the vacant stool, which he sold to only his (Lamby) preferred contestant in the race for the stool, one Taye Adegboye, as a way to deny others the participation in the said selection process, until the intervention of the State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs before others could obtain their forms.

He stated that Lamby began the manipulation of the selection process by accepting a letter from just an association at the end of burial rite of the immediate past monarch, instead of the remaining two kingmakers.

In a related development, Prince Abubakar through his Lawyer, Lekan Alabi, wrote the State Governor, Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola, to express his displeasure over the manipulation of the appointment of five Warrant Chiefs who were nominated by Lamby through a contestant to the stool of Alawo from Adegboye’s extraction of Abioye Ruling house.

He added that the action was a trick employed by the Chairman to deny Adeniyi’s extraction of Abioye Ruling House to ascend the stool of Alawo, adding that the Council boss had also employed the service of one acclaimed DSS Officer with phone:-08065287053, who was stigmatized to call himself Muazu or Muhammed, to be threatening him (Prince Abubakar).

According to the Letter dated 3rd of September, 2020, with the title, Re: Alawo stool: Complaint of Tension and Illegal Appointment of Warrant Chiefs in Awo, and forwarded to the governor and others, to explain the hanky-panky game of Lamby on the selection of new Alawo.

The letter read thus; “We act as Solicitors to Prince Abubakar Adeniyi of Abioye Ruling House, Awo, Egebedore Local Government of Osun State, whom shall hereinafter be referred to as our client.

“We write to inform your Excellency of the illegal act of the outgoing Chairman of Egbedore Local Government Area, Mr. Olayiwola Abiola (a.ka.Lamby), who has been planning to impose a monarch on the ancient town through the backdoor.

“The outgoing Chairman of Egbedore Local Government Area appointed five Warrant Chiefs at his own will from one Compound and House that are not entitled to such Chieftaincy in Awo. This illegal act of the Chairman was done through the nomination of Mr. Taye Adegboye, who is also the outgoing leader of the Legislative Arm of Egbedore Local Government; which act mislead the State Government in approving the names of the said five Warrant Chiefs.

Abubakar insisted that the three of the five nominees were from Adegboye’s extraction of Abioye ruling house and they are; Memunat Oladepo and Adeyemi Hassan, a relation of Taye’s father, Muhammadu Alimi, a Lagos based blood relation of Taye Adegboye which is Muyideen Oladejo and only partial neutral person is Mr. Jimoh Adisa.

The Letter submitted that “May we state to your Excellency that the said Mr. Taye Adegboye is also interested in the Alawo stool and we so submit that the biased act of the Council boss is repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience. And we urge your Excellency to use your good office to stop the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to stop all the processes in respect of Alawo stool so that the interest of justice can be said to have been done”.

“Our Client, therefore, calls on Security Agents including; men of Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Department of State Security (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Osun Amotekun Security Agency to investigate the allegation of complicity on the appointments of those five nominees in order to unravel the hanky-panky game of the Council Chairman”.

It would be recalled that the Alawo stool became vacant when Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo from Akinsilo Ruling House, joined his ancestors on the 24th of June, 2020 and the next ruling house to produce the new Alawo is Abioye ruling house, in accordance with the other of rotation as contained in the Alawo of Awo Chieftaincy Declaration of 1978.

– Sept. 9, 2020 @17:15 GMT |

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