In a remarkable turn of events on Friday, December 8, 2023, Kakalistiq.com reports that the Odoragunshin Youth Association orchestrated a peaceful protest, appealing to the Lagos State Government for a resourceful and responsive monarch in the ancient town of Odoragunshin, Eredo LCDA, Lagos State.
The youths specifically called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to provide a king capable of contributing significantly to the town’s development, which has faced setbacks since the demise of their king several years ago. The community has been embroiled in a prolonged court battle between two nominated candidates, leaving the town without a ruler.
Expressing their preference, the protesters voiced support for Prince Tomiwa, citing his significant contributions to the community before the issue of Obaship surfaced. One protester emphasized, “Instead of the imposition, we will prefer Prince Tomiwa.”
Some concerned residents shared their concerns and opinions on the matter. One of them was Mrs. Adejoke Ajade, who expressed dissatisfaction with the prolonged leadership vacuum, endorsing Prince Tomiwa as the right person prepared to rule justly. Alhaji Giwa Musadiku, the Oloritun of Eyin-Idi (Ile-nla) Odoragunshin, echoed the sentiment, calling on the state government to restore peace to the ancient town.
Youth leader Mr. Adeyemi Odumosu Wasiu confirmed the overwhelming support for Prince Tomiwa, asserting that he is the most suitable candidate for the throne. He emphasized the readiness of the youth to stand behind him and support his candidacy.
Iyalode of Odoragunshin, Mrs. Rashidat Oladega, added her voice to the chorus of support for Prince Tomiwa, highlighting his noteworthy contributions to the community, including the provision of transformers for electrification.
Chief Gbalujo of Odoragunshin, Mr. Safurani Arashi, expressed disappointment in certain individuals lacking the town’s interest. He echoed the sentiment of the youths, supporting Prince Tomiwa and praying for a peaceful and prompt installation of the monarch.
With the community rallying behind Prince Tomiwa, the plea is now directed to the Lagos State Government to intervene and facilitate the appointment of a deserving leader for Odoragunshin, ensuring a harmonious and prosperous future for the ancient town.