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There was a peaceful protest yesterday by the people of Itele Otta of Ado-Odo local government to the state government on the false imposition of a land grabber as the Oba of Itele Otta.
The spoke person of the Community, High Chief Onifade Oluyemi Ayinde,Bale Onifade,said a group of disgruntled elements are about to impose a man of questionable character who is also a land grabber as their King.He said the process of having a new king have started, and Prince Ademola Olotu Asorota have been picked by the king makers.
Chief Onifade added that,”we are awared that some group of people with the name Adogun Atele have approached the government with a land grabber who is not from Itele for the position of our King.We say no,and will like the government to hasthen the process for us to have a king.The vacant tool have negative developmental effect on the Community.”
Addressing the protesters,the director of Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affair, Mr Adewuyi Adesoji said the protest is of no need, as the ministry have forwarded the case of Itele to Ministry of Justice for advice.
He said,”The process of Obaship of Itele has started,and we have done our work and because of litigation,it has been sent to Ministry of Justice for advice.We have written to the Local government and they have replied on it.So I expect you to wait for the Ministry of Justice for their legal position on the matter.”
Mr Adesoji promised that the response will be communicated to the community in due time.