Indications have emerged that the Lagos State Government will soon fill the vacant stool of Olu of Ikeja, four years after the last monarch of the community passed on.
According to Vaguard, Sources close to a closed-door meeting between the chairman of Ikeja Local Government Area, Lagos, Alhaji Mojeed Balogun and core pressure group in Ikeja, the Gbobaniyi Royal Association, weekend, said the council boss informed chiefs and elders of the community “to work towards mending fences, as the state government is set to name a new Oba for Ikeja.”
A source at the meeting said Balogun assured members of the association that laid down tradition and culture of the community would not be set aside in naming the new Oba of Ikeja, stressing that “The kingmakers have done the needful, while the council too had played its role, and we are optimistic that very soon, His Excellency, Governor Akinwumi Ambode, will approve an Oba for Ikeja.”
The kingmakers have also sent a name to the Ikeja local council as the community’s Oba-elect.
The last monarch in Ikeja, Oba Rauf Matemi, Amore 1, joined his ancestors in October, 2014.