The New Deji-Elect, Kole Aladetoyinbo A prince from the Osupa Ruling House, Kole Aladetoyinbo, has emerged the new Deji of Akure, a decision strongly protested by the deposed last occupier of the throne.
Aladetoyinbo, was on Sunday unanimously selected by traditional kingmakers in Akure, at their sitting, which took place at the palace of Asamo of Akure.
The new Monarch, a businessman who lives in Baltimore in United States of America (USA) will be installed today (Monday) at an event to be attended by the governor Olusegun Mimiko.
Aladetoyinbo had contested for the throne three times but lost. On Sunday, he defeated 12 other princes to emerge as the monarch of the town subject to the approval of the Ondo state government.
The other 12 contestants included: Akinwumi Falodun, Oluwole Adegite Kayode Abewajoye, Kayode Adegite, Femi Adejuyigbe and Adeolu Adepoju.
The rest are Oluyemisi Bello Falugba, Adegbola Adelabu, Daramola Adewole, Samuel Adegboro, Arimoro Ojo Ayodele, Oluwole Ogunsuyi and Leye Agbebo.
The process, which started with the screening of the contestants, from the Osupa Ruling family, was held at a special meeting held at the residence of the family?s head, Dr Adebimpe Ogunleye in Akure.
At the screening, the Secretary to Akure South Local Government, Kehinde Ige said the selection was in line with section 8 subsection one of the Ondo State Law-2006, which empowered the ruling family to make nomination for kingmakers to pick final candidate.
However, the deposed Deji, Oluwadare Adesina has called on the state government and Akure Kingmakers to immediately stop the selection process.
Adesina, who made the call through the family?s spokesman Prince Dapo Adepoju insisted that he was still challenging his removal at the Court of Appeal and the court had directed all stakeholders to maintain the status quo.
The Adesina family therefore demanded that the government and the kingmakers either reinstate him or allow the court to decide the matter in the interest of peace and tranquillity of the state capital city.
The traditional rites to ascend the throne have already commenced, while Governor Mimiko is expected to present the instrument of office and staff of authority to the new monarch at a ceremony in the Cocoa Conference, Hall of Governor office, Akure today (Monday).

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