Owa-Ooye Okemesi Dethrones APC Chieftain as Chief over alleged misconduct

March 22, 2023

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The Owa Ooye of Okemesi Ekiti, Oba Michael Adedeji Gbadebo has relieved, a stalwart of All Progressive Congress, Mr Gbenga Oyewole (aka Mexico) as the Chief Olori Odo of Okemesi Ekiti.

In a letter signed by the King and Chief Emmanuel Akeju, the council secretary, the Owa-Ooye in council accused Mr Gbenga of grass misconduct unbecoming of a title holder which according to the palace has brought embarrassment to the throne.

A copy of the letter obtained by Starnews Nigeria was sent to the Federation of Okemesi Improvement Union, Permanent Secretary of the Chieftaincy Affairs, Ekiti State Deputy Governor’s Office and Okemesi Youth Council.

The letter read “at the statutory meeting of the Owa Ooye-in-council held at the council chamber on 20th of March, 2023, the following decisions were made in your respect.

“That you, Honorary Chief Gbenga Oyewole has been relieved of your appointment as the Olori Odo of Okemesi Ekiti from today 20th March 2023.

“That this decision was made by the council due to your acts of gross misconduct which has brought about undue embarrassment to the council and in effect denigrated the exalted post of a chieftaincy title holder in the town.

“That by this letter, you have been derecognized by the Owa Ooye-in-council and should henceforth stop parading yourself as Olori Odo of Okemesi Ekiti.”

The dethroned chief is a young politician who decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC where he was appointed the Supervisor for Works. Some residents of the community who spoke under the condition of anonymity accused the dethroned chief of various political brigandage, especially in the just concluded general election.

Starnews Nigeria gathered that the Kabiyesi had allegedly suspended one Chief Ilesanmi Ajibade from sitting among the decision-making body of Owa Ooye-in-council on Monday on a similar offence. It was learnt that the Kabiyesi was not happy about how political thugs invaded the town on the eve of the house of Assembly Election in Okemesi Ekiti.

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