Oniru Stool: Comply with rules, Elegushi tells stakeholders (Read Full Details)


The Lagos State monarch, The Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi has enjoined all interested parties to the vacant stool of the Oniru of Iru-Victoria Island, to allow the process run its full course and support whoever that emerges.

The stool became vacant when Oba Idowu Oniru joined his ancestors this year. In a memo released by the Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the monarch, Oba Saheed said there were eminently qualified Princes from all the ruling houses qualified to occupy the stool and possess the pedigree and tutelage to become King, Elegushi has no doubt that a worthy successor would emerge from the process, to take over from late Oba Idowu Oniru.

While reacting to rumours of the monarch’s preference for a particular candidate, Elegushi revealed that he has no preference for any of the contenders, stating that the front-runners are his close friends, I have no preference for any of the contenders to the throne.

I have known all of them for so many years and we have shared special moments together. I will support whoever emerges as the Oniru. There is a selection process that has to be followed, we all should wait for the outcome of this process. I'm shocked to read such statements in the media. This is a concerned family affair of the Onirus and I am very sure they are capable of handling the issue. I don't belongs to the member of the family, I am the Elegushi of the Ikate and my powers do not include installing a king for another kingdom.

He further enjoined the media to report the events leading up to the selection accurately without creating rancour in ’Iru land’ and amongst the contending parties.

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