The Ondo State Government has approved the appointment of Prince Kole Aladetoyinbo by the Kingmakers in Akureland as the new Deji of the town.
Aladetoyinbo, from the Osupa Ruling House, was appointed by the kingmakers on Sunday among other 13 Princes that contested the stool.
In a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, the State Executive Council gave the endorsement on Monday at its meeting.
According to the Commissioner, the approval followed the unanimous decision of the Kingmakers to elect Aladetoyinbo among other contestants to the vacant stool at their meeting of June 7, 2015
He stated that the Oba-elect would be presented with the staff of office on a date yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, the Regent of Akure, Princess Adetutu Adesida, has accused the kingmakers of keeping her in the dark in the process that led to the appointment of new monarch for the town and the plan for his installation.
Speaking at the Palace on Monday, she said the kingmakers and other relevant government agencies should have informed her about the process so that she could psychologically prepare her exit from the palace, noting that it would be wrong for the new monarch to meet her in the palace because of lack of information.
Adesida, who assumed the throne following the death of her father, the late Oba Adebiyi Adesida, in 2013, however, admitted that the Regent played no part in the selection and installation of the next monarch for the town, but said she was supposed be carried along as a stakeholder in the process.
“The process to me is vague. I was not informed initially. What has been done so far, I am not aware. I read that the due process has been made.
The kingmakers are the ones that did not carry me along. I am a major stakeholder and I should be informed. I want due process to be followed. Things should be done in a proper manner,” Adesida said. Punch