By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Family members of Egiri Ruling House of Gbagura, Abeokuta have removed Justice Ademola Bakare (rtd) as the head of their ruling house with immediate effect.
This is due to his inconsistency over who becomes the next Agura of Gbagura Abeokuta.
This was contained in a communique issued at the end of an emergency meeting of Gbagura Royal Princes held at Egiri ruling house chambers, Oke-Ido, Gbagura Abeokuta on Friday 3rd May, 2019.
The statement was jointly signed by representatives of the different ruling Egiri family namely; Just, Ijaade, Adeosun and Abolade.
Tension has been building in Gbagura Abeokuta consequent upon the uncertainty and irregularities in the selection process of the next Agura of Gbagura Abeokuta due to what members of the Egiri ruling house described as procedural irregularities in the hands of Justice Bakare, who is the head of Egiri ruling house by craftly initiating a 12-man committee at its meeting held on Thursday 25th April 2019.
The family noted the autocratic tendencies of Justice Bakare, saying to prevent a breakdown of law and order, they were drawing the attention of the Ogun State Government and the good indigenes of Gbagura Abeokuta to the ugly situation.
Having consulted with their larger family overt the unhealthy development, the Egiri ruling house issued a 3-page communique, stating the state of things and the decisions of the ruling Egiri family.
Justice Bakare, who was said to be using his position as the head of Egiri ruling house to stagemanage the selection process in all manners contrary to the laid down procedure.
The communique also accused Justice Bakare of organising a ritual consultation of ifa Oracle to effect his abberant decision of selecting one Prince Saburi Babajide Bakare, a nephew of his, being the son of his senior brother among others.
Members of the Egiri ruling house who signed the communique included Prince Adeola Adeyemi (Ijaade family); Prince Waheed Adeosun (Egiri family Secretary); Prince Sufian Soetan (Jamolu); Prince Adam Opeloyeru (Abolade family) and Imam Jamiu Ogunwolu (Ijaade family).