Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has been urged to begin the processes of confirmation, installation and presentation of staff of office to Prince Bamidele Ekunsami as the Olofun of Irele.

The call followed the verdict of an Ondo State High Court sitting in Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government.

A judgment delivered by the high court’s Justice Tope Adedipe had removed and declared illegal, null and void the appointment of Prince Olanrewaju Ayeromora as the Regent of the Ode Irele, after the kingmakers have selected a king-designate. The court also ordered that Ayeromora should stop parading himself as the regent of the town.

One of the ruling families, (the claimants), the Opetusin Ruling House, led by High Chiefs Olusola Olajide, Bamidele Olamigoke and Jacob Omokungbe, the Oloja of Akingboye and Chairman of Ode Irele Kingmakers had approached the court seeking a declaration that having nominated, presented and elected Dr. Bamidele Ekunsami as the Olofun-elect to the Ode Irele stool, the second defendant, Mr. Olusegun Ajimotokin, who is the chairman of the local government cannot appoint the deposed regent to the Olofun stool.

Joined in the suit were the regent, Prince Adeniyi Olarewaju Ayeromora and the Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of Irele Local Government, Victor Adedeji.