1st August, 2011
As the search for a new Olu of Agege begins, a community leader, Chief E. Olu Adesewo has warned against moves by some powerful people within Agege community to impose a â€œminority candidateâ€ on the people.
Chief Adesewo, who is the Secretary of the Agege Kingdom, gave this warning while speaking to newsmen in Lagos on the way to move the community forward after the demise of the late traditional ruler, Oba Lateef Adams.
He disclosed that already, the Ohun-Ifa-Otapo Ruling House had forwarded to the office of the Chairman of Agege Local Government, the name of a candidate, Prince Nurudeen Adepoju Otapo, a Canada-based businessman, for the vacant stool.
He decried moves by some politicians in the state to ensure the disqualification of the candidate adopted by the ruling house.
The community leader appealed to Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State to expedite action on the vacant stool and ratify the selection of Prince Adepoju as the next Olu of Agege.
Agege Local Government had in accordance with the provisions of Section 9, subsection (1) of the Obas and Chiefs Law, Cap. 02, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003 urged the kingmakers in Agege to submit the name of candidate within 30 days from the date of the notice.