Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mr. Musiliu Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) said as an Awori from Oshodi, his people are the ones asking him to vie for the stool of the Oba of Oshodi.
MC Oluomo recently appeared in royal regalia, which went viral and since become controversial as he was said not to be eligible to contest the the throne.
MC Oluomo said as an Awori from Oshodi, his grand-uncle, Seidu Akinsanya, was a Baale of Oshodi.
He spoke through his aide, who did not want to be named.
The aide said: “It is Oluomo’s people that are asking him to vie for the obaship of Oshodi,” but he refused to expatiate further.
Asked if there would be a formal briefing by MC Oluomo himself, the aide said: “I will let you know if and when there would be a press conference.”
Oshodi roya had last week issued a statement, calling on the Lagos State government to step in.
The Olushi Onigbesa family, in a briefing on Wednesday, appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to stop Mr. Akinsanya from becoming the Oba of Oshodi.
The Head of the royal family, Kabiru Eyantan, said Governor Sanw-Olu needed to act fast “to avert a communal crisis, breakdown of law and order and bloodshed in Oshodi community.”
Eyantan said: “To put the record straight, the tribunal of inquiry into chieftaincy matters in respect of the upgrading Baale of Oshodi to first-class Obaship status was set up by Lagos State government and lasted between January 2003 and December 2008.
“And the tribunal recommended that the Olushi Onigbesa royal family of Oshodi land is the only family eligible and entitled to the stool of the Oba of Oshodi.
“Alhaji Akinsanya (MC Oluomo) is not a member of the Olushi Onigbesa royal family in Oshodi land and has no right to be the Oba of Oshodi stool and therefore he is not eligible to aspire or to be appointed to the stool of Oba of Oshodi.”