Scores of residents of Akungba Community in Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Monday stormed the palace of the monarch of the town to protest the alleged plan to remove their monarch, Oba Sunday Ajimoh.
The protesters alleged that some government officials were behind the plot to remove the monarch, using illegal court process
They were armed with placards with inscriptions such as “We say no to illegality in Akungba, We love our king, No Court ordered removal of our king, No to breach of peace in Akungba,” among others.
Addressing the protesters, Chief Dele Olowogorioye, admomished all parties who were involved in the Obaship tussle in the past, to maintain status quo and allow peace to reign.
He said , “The State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, would not allow the existing peace of Akungba and the Sunshine State to be trampled upon by clandestine elements.”
Also speaking, another community leader , Chief Olusin of Akungba, Gabriel Olaseni, said, “I cannot comprehend how a disgruntled clique can think they will throw out the people’s popular king.
“In my view, security agents should nip in the bud this ugly attempt at breach of peace in our law abiding town. We are trusting God for a non-violent resolution of this crisis.”
Also addressing the protesters Oba Ajimoh called for calm and urged the peaceful protesters not to take the laws into their own hands.
The monarch expressed implicit trust in Governor Akeredolu and described him as a legal luminary with a wealth of experience and a no-nonsense administrator.
“Our able governor would always tow the line of justice and equity as a senior advocate and meticulous administrator,” he stated .