Indigenes of Iseyin in the Oke Ogun geo-political zone in Oyo State have appealed to Governor Seyi Makinde to wade into the brewing crisis that has characterised the Aseyin selection process.
The Iseyin Youths Development Group, IYDG, made the appeal via a statement made available to DAILY POST on Saturday.
Recalls that the Aseyin of Iseyin stool became vacant after the transition of the last Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiy Adekunle Ajinase Ologunebi last July.
IYDG National President, Babajide Oniyo, said that the absence of a monarch is responsible for security breaches and stagnant economic development in the town.
“The prolonged vacuum to the Aseyin throne created by the passing of Oba Dr. Abdul Ganiyu Salawudeen Adekunle Oloogunebi, Ajinese 1 almost a year ago has become a great concern to Iseyin people home and abroad; as a continuance of the royal stool’s vacancy will pose a magnificent developmental challenge to the ancient town.
“Therefore, this is a clarion call to our amiable Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde to help us in Iseyin by wading into the raging crisis among the kingmakers and other stakeholders so as to have another monarch in place within a short period.
“While we appreciate the efforts of our valuable and respected king makers in ensuring a seamless process to producing the next Royal Highness, we appeal that they bury all hatchets that could further tarry the process amongst them and make peace with one another in the kind interest of our dear origin. May God help them through the entire process and may Iseyin continue to be great”.