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Osun State Government Obey the Court Order on Coronation of Aree of Iree

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  • Postpone the presentation of staff of Office/Instrument of Appointment ceremony of Aree of Iree

In line with its avowed commitment and adherence to the rule of law, Osun State Government has postponed until further notice the formal presentation of staff of office and instrument of appointment to Oba Muritala Oyelakin, the newly appointed Are of Iree.

It will be recalled that, the Osun State Executive Council presided over by H.E,Senator Ademola Adeleke approved the appointment of the monarch on the 6th of March, 2024.

A press statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, urged the monarch and the people of Iree to remain calm and law abiding in spite of yesterdays court order which came up when all the arrangement for the coronation ceremony which is to come up today Saturday, 4th May, 2024, has virtually been completed.

Oluomo Alimis press statement reads in part ” Following an Osun State High Court:s ruling Presided over by Hon Justice M, O Awe against the presentation of staff of office to His Royal Majesty Oba Muritala Oyelakin as the Aree of Iree. The Government wishes to implore the monarch and the good people of Iree to remain calm and be law abiding.

“We want to state unequivocally that the status quo remains as the presentation of staff and instrument of appointment that would have been held today, 4th May, 2024, is mere ceremonial and does not in anyway invalidate the earlier approval granted Oba Oyelakin as the substantive Aree of Iree as approved by Governor Ademola Adeleke led Osun State Executive Council.

“It must also be noted that Osun State Government and Oba Muritala Oyelakin were not in court when the order was sought for and granted by the Court.

“The order having been therefore granted, Osun State Government under the leadership of H. E, Senator Ademola Adeleke has accordingly directed the Osun State Ministry of Justice to do the needful with a view to ensuring that the matter is discharged forthwith.

“While the matter is still pending, which, according to the Ministry of Justice takes about 14 days, the presentation of staff of office/instrument of appointment slated for today is hereby put on hold because of the ardent belief and commitment of H. E, Senator Ademola Adeleke to the rule of law.

“We want to use this opportunity to inform the good people of Osun state that, Osun State Government under the Leadership of His Excellency Senator Dr Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke will continue to uphold the Rule of law by obeying court Order whether in favour or against the Government” Ended the press statement by Oluomo Kolapo Alimi.

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