All Nigeria Latest News reports that the Ekiti State Government has requested Chief Ezekiel Olanipekun, a kingmaker in Ilamo-Ekiti, to temporarily relinquish his position due to allegations of insubordination and rebellion against the community’s king, Oba Adebayo Awoseila.
As a result, the government instructed Oba Awoseila to send an official letter to the Ekiti State government requesting permission to initiate the installation process for a new Eleese of Ilamo, who will replace the estranged kingmaker.
The government stated that the need for this action arose after Chief Olanipekun confessed that his Ilara chieftaincy clan belonged to Ikole Ekiti and not Ilamo, even though he was installed by Alamo in 2015.
According to All Nigeria Latest News, Chief Monisade Afuye, Ekiti State Deputy Governor, gave the directive while presiding over the petition brought by the monarch against the kingmaker.
In the petition signed by Oba Awoseila personally, the monarch leveled accusations of insubordination, disobedience, wearing of beaded crown and staff, and running of a parallel government against the estranged Chief. These actions were deemed contrary to the customs and traditions of the town.
The Deputy Governor while addressing the issues agreed that the kingmaker, who is second in command to Alamo, was allegedly being subversive and unruly to the monarch because he was pursuing autonomy for his Ilara clan.
Afuye said: “Let me say that it seems Chief Olanipekun by his action was not ready to cooperate with Alamo to run the town peacefully and progressively. He is interested in his autonomy, so Kabiyesi should go back home and write to us formally that he is ready to install a new Eleese that can work with him.”