Some days ago, there were rumours that Some ruling houses had raised the alarm that the kingmakers allegedly assembled themselves in a secret location to select one of the contestants for the stool without carrying the government along. This development created unnecessary tension in the be community not until the government representatives led by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi intervened.
The five ruling houses in Otun Ekiti are: Iyaba, Iletun, Imuya, Obajewu and Odo Imo. The Omuya royal family produced the late Oba Popoola. The monarch, who was a former chairman of the state’s council of Obas between 2006 and 2008 died at the age of 62.
The kingmakers was also warned against violating the State Chieftaincy Law and due process in the selection of the next monarch for the town. And every step taken would get the approval of the state governor, Dr Fayemi.
The big news now is that popular Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola, who is from Iletun royal family in Otun Ekiti was tipped as the new Oba of the town.
He has been chosen by his royal family to represent them. According to our source, said, it’s the turn of Odunlade family to produce the next Oba of the town because it’s rotational. The Imuya royal family has served their term as they produced the late Oba and it’s now Odunlade family.
The popular Nollywood Yoruba actor, Odunlade Adekola has finally broken silence on viral news that he is set to become the king of his hometown, Otun, in Ekiti State.
Odunlade cleared air on this rumour on Friday while shooting a film titled: ‘Compromise’ at a location in Ologuneru, Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
Odunlade who was in company of Adebayo Tijani, Taiwo Ibikunle and Wunmi Olabimtan, the producer of the film and other popular actors, played role of a rich man who had earlier suffered in the movie.
A reliable source at the location told KnowledgebaseNG that while people at the location were ailing him as incoming king of Otun in Ekiti State, he quipped, “how can I become a king and as well be on the location. Disregard the rumour, I’m not a king. I still remain your actor.
Recalled that The PUNCH penultimate weekend reported it wasn’t the turn of Adekola’s family, which is part of the ruling houses in the town, to produce a king.
And since the break of the news, the actor has refused to say anything publicly as he neither released a statement to confirm or deny the claim, nor posted any information on his social media pages where he has lots of followers.
KnowledgebaseNG gathered from his Personal Assistant that though the family called him that it’s his turn to become a king but said due to situation on ground, there is no assurance that he is going to become the king.
This report however validates PUNCH‘s findings which revealed that it is not the turn of the actor’s family to produce the king of the town.
According to PUNCH‘s report, an indigene of the town who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “There are five ruling houses in the town and someone in his (Odunlade)’s lineage has been king before in recent times. It has not got to his family’s turn but if he is interested in the throne, he can fight for it because the governor (Kayode Fayemi) likes him.“Presently, the five ruling houses are jostling to produce the king and they even visited the governor’s office today (Friday).”
PUNCH added that, another source, who is a prince in the town said that Adekola actually signified interest to be the king but he was turned down. The prince said, “Contrary to the news that has been flying around, Odunlade Adekola, is not going to be the next king of the town. He said he was interested in becoming the king but he was not accepted because it is not the turn of his family to produce the king.”