Oyetola appoints new Akirun, nine other monarchs

Yinusa Akadiri

Akirun of Ikirun Yinusa Akadiri

By Victor Adeoti

The Osun State Government has announced the appointment of Prince Yinusa Akadiri, of the Oba-Ara Ruling House, as the new Akirun of Ikirun, in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State.

This was announced on Wednesday after the State’s Executive Council meeting in a statement by the Commissioner For Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, in Osogbo.

According to the statement, Akadiri’s emergence followed majority votes in his favour in a meeting of Ikirun kingmakers on Nov. 19, 2021, where he polled six out of seven votes to defeat 17 other candidates.

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The seat of Akinrun became vacant on Feb. 8, 2021, following the demise of Oba Rauf Olawale Adedeji, who mounted the royal stool in 1991.

The statement said that the government also announced the appointments of nine other traditional rulers across the state.

It said the appointments take immediate effect.


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