Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has deposed three monarchs appointed by his predecessor, Gboyega Oyetola.
ATTNEWS reports that the affected monarchs are Akirun of Ikirun, Oba Yinusa Akadiri; Aree of Iree, Oba Ademola Oluponle; and Adegboyega Famodun, the Owa of Igbajo.
The new governor in a statement signed by his spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, disclosed the sack of the monarchs on Monday.
“All appointments of traditional rulers made by Osun State Government after 17th July 2022, are hereby ordered to be reviewed to ensure there was strict compliance with due process of chieftaincy declarations and native law, custom, and tradition relating to such chieftaincies.
“In the case of Ikirun, Iree and Igbajo, to avoid further breakdown of law and order, the appointments of Akinrun of Ikinrun, Aree of Ire and Owa of Igbajo are hereby put on hold pending review.
“Subsequently, the palaces of Akinrun of Ikirun, Aree of Iree and Owa of Igbajo should remain unoccupied, while security agencies are hereby ordered to take charge,” the statement reads in part.