Mr. Kole Patrick Aladetoyinbo, a royal prince from the Osupa Ruling family has emerged the new Deji of Akure Kingdom, a Saharareporters correspondent is reporting.
Prince Aladetoyinbo, successfully emerged the new Monarch of Akure after beating twelve other contestants nominated by the Osupa ruling house last week Friday.
Saharareporters correspondent in Akure, who had been monitoring the selection process, reports that the new Deji-elect, who was elected on Sunday is a son to the immediate past head of the Osupa ruling house.
Already, a traditional rite for Prince Aladetoyinbo to ascend the throne of the Deji of Akure Kingdom is on going at the House of Chief Asemo of Akure.
It was gathered that the new Deji, Prince Kole Aladetoyinbo, who lives in Baltimore, United States of America, until his selection had earlier contested the throne before the reign of the deposed Oba Adesina Adepoju.
Several sources told Saharareporters that the embattled governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko is expected to present the instrument of office, including staff of authority to the new monarch on Monday.
The process of installing a new Monarch for the vacant stool of the Deji of Akure Kingdom in Ondo state had on Friday began with the screening of contestants’ credentials and family background.
The installation process, held at the permanent residence of head of the Osupa ruling family, Adebimpe Ogunleye, in Akure, had in attendance all the contestants from the Osupa ruling family.
Thirteen Princes from the royal family had jostled for the vacant throne.
Popular among the contestants are: Kayode Oluwole, Oluwole Oguntuyi, Ade Falodun, Adeolu Adepoju, Femi Adejuyigbe, Adegbola Adelani, Leye Agbebi, Ojo Awimoro, Aladetoyinbo Kole Patrick and Agbebi Leye.
The process was fully monitored by officials from the Akure South Local Government Area office who had initially written an official letter to the Osupa royal family for nomination.
Meanwhile, Saharareporters learnt that the deposed Deji of Akure, Prince Adesina Adepoju still shows interest in the vacant stool.
Prince Adepoju had gone to the High Court in Akure, through his lawyer Dapo Adepoju to seek an injunction restraining the state government, Kingmakers and the ruling house from installing a new king pending the determination of his suits.
On the 10th of June, 2010, the state government under the rulership of the embattled governor, Olusegun Mimiko banished Prince Adepoju for assaulting his late wife, Princess Bolanle Adepoju publicly
This led to the installation of Oba Adebiyi Adesida, from Ojijogun ruling family and was installed immediately, precisely 2010.
But Oba Adesida died on the throne on the 1st of December 2013 and reigned for three years.
He was the 46th Oba to the Deji’s throne since the inception of the ancient town.
Late Adesida’s first daughter, Adetutu nee Ojie was immediately installed as regent to occupy the throne pending a substantial king.
In the suit, exclusively made available to Saharareporters last year by the deposed Adepoju claimed that he still has access to the throne as he was wrongly removed from the stool by the state government.
Although, his case was struck at the High Court in Akure but headed to the Appeal Court where judgment to the suit has been reserved.