27th January, 2022
Jimoh Buari, the spokesperson for Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, said the NURTW chairman will make his intentions, concerning the Oba of Oshodi throne, known at the right time.
Buari stated this after the Chairman of Oshodi-Tapa Chieftaincy Family, Maroof-deen Oshodi, said MC Oluomo has no right to the throne.
However, Buari said the NURTW chairman had not made any official announcement to become a traditional ruler.
He said: “He(MC Oluomo) will make his intentions known at the right time, but there is a possibility that consultations are ongoing and from the consultations, there could be a rumour.”
Maroof-deen Oshodi, alongside the head of the Oshodi royal family, Surakat Oshodi, and other stakeholders, including one Gboyega Oshodi, while addressing journalists on Wednesday, had rubbished claims that the royal family endorsed MC Oluomo to ascend the throne.
Maroof-deen noted that MC Oluomo had no right to the throne because he was not a member of the family.
He said, “Oshodi-Tapa Chieftaincy Family is the owner and controller of Oshodi town in the Oshodi Isolo Local Government Area. We have not endorsed anybody and have not even called for candidature.
“As far as we are concerned, we call it a rumour because Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Olumo, who is being rumoured to want to be Oba of Oshodi, is not a member of the Oshodi-Tapa Chieftaincy Family and has no right to the stool of Oshodi town.”
Maroof-deen stated that the family had instituted a case in court, published an advertorial, and written to the government regarding attempts to usurp its authority to the stool.
An executive member of the family leadership, Dada Ashafa, said if “the social media rumour concerning MC Olumo, flies unchallenged, it becomes authentic and that explains why this family is reacting.”