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Prince Adesegun nominated as next Oba Akirun of Ikirun land


Prince Adesegun nominated as next Oba Akirun of Ikirun land

Prince Tajudeen Adesegun Gboleru has been nominated by his royal family as the next Akinrun of Ikirun to succeed late Oba Rauf Olayiwola Olayiwola Adedeji in Osun State.

The decision, according to the Gboleru Ruling House of Ikiru, was unanimous.

Daily Trust reported that the head of the royal family, Prince Gboyega Olatunji appealed to the state government to commence the official process of his appointment and installation as the new king of the town without delay.

Recall that the Akirun stool had been vacant for a few months after the last monarch, Oba Rauf Olayiwola Adedeji II, joined his ancestors.

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Olatunji stated that since it was the turn of Gboleru Ruling House to produce a new Akirun, it wasn’t hard for them to settle for  the nomination of Prince Adesegun.

“The Gboleru Ruling House, which unarguably is next in line to produce the next king, is blessed with many competent professionals of pedigree who are well exposed both locally and internationally to bring the needed development to the town and we have unanimously picked and nominate one of us, Prince Tajudeen Adesegun Gboleru, as next Akirun of Ikirun.”

He said the Ikirun District Chieftaincy Declaration and Gazette of 1959, approved in 1960, re-registered in 1970, which were done during the reign of Late Oba Lawani Adeyemi, and its subsequent versions, especially the Gazette of 1980 signed by late Chief Bola Ige, the former Governor of old Oyo State, during the reign of late Oba Lawani Adeyemi recognises three ruling houses in Ikirun land which are Obaara, Adedeji and Gboleru.

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“We, the Gboleru Ruling House wish to state unequivocally that Ikirun has always been known as a peaceful ancient town that has transited from one king to the other in the last 100 years without any crisis.

“Over the years, the peaceful coexistence among our people has greatly contributed to the more peaceful environment that now prevails.

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“To maintain this good attribute, we met and agreed unanimously to present our candidate, Prince Tajudeen Adesegun Gboleru as the next Akinrun of Ikirun land,” he noted.

“For reference sake, late Oba Lawani Adeyemi Oyejola, from the Obaara ruling family ruled between 1945 and 1989 after which late Oba Olayiwola Adedeji II, ruled between 1991 and 2021.

“It is, therefore, crystal clear that Gboleru Ruling family is the next in line to produce the next Akinrun of Ikirun”.