Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State government has given the kingmakers in Iworoko Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area the greenlight to commence the process of producing the next Alaworoko.
Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, urged the kingmakers to perform the assignment with fear of God, unbiased mind and utmost sense of responsibility.
Egbeyemi gave the directive at a peace meeting held with the kingmakers and members of the royal families eligible to produce a monarch for the town at his office in Ado-Ekiti.
According to a statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, the directive was sequel to the submission of a report by the Irepodun/Ifelodun Traditional Council to determine eligibility of families that can field candidates for the royal stool.
At the meeting, the families in Oganyan, the only Ruling House in the town eligible to produce the next Alaworoko were identified, after a panel of Obas in Irepodun/Ifelodun Traditional Council saddled with the assignment submitted its report.
The assignment was given to the Irelodun/Ifelodun Traditional Council at the last meeting of stakeholders on the vacant Alaworoko stool held on August 17, 2020, at the Office of the Deputy Governor.