Chief Tajudeen Adelani Adeosun Akinola Agura, a prominent member of the Agura family has implored Governor Seyi Makinde to re-visit his petition because the man who usurped his position is not in consonance with the Chiefs Law declaration and he’s not even from Ido and Agura family.
According to him, Ido Chieftaincy is guided by law which is the declaration given to us in 1958 and stamped in 1960 wvvvvvhich says that “Declaration made under Section 42 of the Chiefs Law, 1957 of the Customary Law regulating the selection to the Onido of Ido Chieftaincy. There’s only one ruling house and the identity of the ruling house is Agura.
“The person who may be proposed as candidate by the ruling house entitled to fill a vacancy in the Chieftaincy shall be a male descendant from the male side of the ruling house.
The appointment of the person going about as Onido of Ido vwas illegal and not in consonance with the Chiefs Law.
“VI was appointed as the Onido of Ido on 6th July, 2009, by the late Alayeluwa Oba (Dr) Samuel Osundiran Odulana (Odugade 1) and the Ministry of Local Government & Chieftaincy Matters gave me a letter indicating the approval of the Governor.
V”:After that, late Governor Abiola Ajimobi gave me an instrument of office on 29th July, 2011. In 2013, my colleagues at the Ido Local Government council which constitutes the Ido Local Government traditional council a : v sked me to partake in illegal activities which I refused but since then, they have been writing petitions to the government that I grab land and the issue was investigated by three-man panel constituted by the late Governor Abiola Ajimobi but found nothing against me. Uphill now as we are speaking, the findings of the panel is yet to be released just because the panel did not indict me on any issue. I have been trying to petition Abiola Ajimobi but all to no avail till his demise.
“In 2019, when the new government came on board, I also petitioned the government but uptill now, no action was taken. I don’t know whether the governor saw my petition or not until recent just few months ago when I told the governor to re-visit and its presently with the Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Matters for necessary action.
“I want to implore His Excellency, the governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde to re-visit the petition because the man who usurped my position is not in consonance with the Chiefs Law declaration and he’s not even from Ido. The man is from somewhere around Moniya and feel that this is an act of injustice and this made me to take Olubadan and Oyo State government to court and both suits are to be consolidated this February 29.
“The law of the land does not permit what the last government headed by late Governor Abiola Ajimobi did as he refused to release the panel’s finding to please his confidants who want to claim what does not belong to them.
“I am calling on our amiable listening governor to please look into the matter for the development of Ido and its environs.