The Olushi Onigbesa royal family has petitioned Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to prevent Mr Musiliu Akinsanya (also known as MC Oluomo), Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, from becoming the Oba of Oshodi.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Kabiru Eyantan, the Head of the Olushi Onigbesa royal family, stated this.
He said, “The attention of the Olushi Onigbesa royal family of Oshodi Awori Kingdom has been drawn to the picture of Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, Chairman, NURTW in Lagos State circulated on numerous social media platform where he was dressed in traditional kingly attire intended for an Oba in Yorubaland.
“Our attention has also been drawn to the trending videos and news in social and conventional media with reference to the message delivered by a first class Oba in Ikorodu Division at the coronation anniversary of Oniba of Iba Kingdom in Iba Town, Ikeja Division on the issue of intended aspiration of Akinsanya to become Oba of Oshodi.”
“To put the record straight, we state that 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 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 is not eligible to aspire or to be appointed to the stool of Oba of Oshodi,” he added.
When contacted by our correspondent, Musiliu Akinsanya’s media aide, Mr Sunday Moses, said MC Oluomo would brief the media on the issue on Sunday.