Adebayo Adenrele

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has suspended Akinrun of Ikirun, Owa of Igbajo and Aree of Iree to avoid further breakdown of law and order.

In a statement by the Spokesperson for Osun governor, Olawale Rasheed, Adeleke stated that all appointments of traditional rulers made by the immediate past administration after July 17, 2022, would be reviewed.

The statement read in part, “The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has issued six executive orders to take immediate effect.

“The orders signed this morning by His Excellency covered chieftaincy matters, appointment issues, setting up of review panel, staff audit and employment matters.

“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.

“Executive order number six setting up review committees.

The governor then announced setting up of four committees that would review, audit appointments/ promotion, state assets inventory and recovery committee, contractors, MouS/agreements review committee, chieftaincy matters/appointment of traditional rulers review committee.