The Ekiti State Government has approved the appointment of the Director, Medical Laboratory Services, Ekiti State Hospital Management Board, Prince Adebayo Adesanmi, as the new Ologotun of Ogotun Ekiti in Ekiti South West Local Government area.
Adesanmi of Ojopekun Ruling House, who beat five other contestants to become Ologotun-elect in March, is to fill the stool which had been vacant since September 2021.
Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Akin Omole, who disclosed the ratification, added that the State Executive Council also ratified the appointment of Prince Ojo Idowu from the Ikumoluyi Ruling House as the new Alaaye of Aaye-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area.
Omole, in a statement titled, ‘Ekiti State EXCO approves appointment of new traditional rulers’, said, “The approval was part of the decisions taken at the virtual meeting of the Council after ascertaining that all required customary and legal steps had be taken to choose the new traditional rulers.
“Ratification of the appointments was made after clearance from the Ministry of Justice. It was consistent with the provisions of the Chiefs Law (2012) Cap C5 Law of Ekiti State.
“The Council also authorised the publication of legal notices of the appointments in the state official gazette.”
Omole recalled that the Ologotun’s throne became vacant on 29th September, 2021 following the demise of Oba Adedapo Oyebade while the Alaaye’s stool became free on 30th August, 2021 sequel to the passing of Oba Theophilus Adegoke Ogunbiyi of the Bejide Ruling House.