A legal practitioner, Barrister Tiamiyu Sule Adegboyega Omoloye is one of the twelve Princes showing interest in the vacant Obaship stool of Eko-Ende, a community in Ifelodun North Local Council Development Area (LCDA), in Osun State.
The stool became vacant on Sunday, March 23, this year (2023), when the last occupant, the late Oba Rauf Olaniyan Ajiboye joined his ancestors. Oba Olaniyan Ajiboye was from Olaigbo Ruling House.
Before Oba Olaniyan Ajiboye was Oba Raji Oladosu who was from the Eesaorun section of the Ayedun Ruling house. Ayedun Ruling House has three Sections; Obatiwajoye, Aromawe and Eesaorun. And with the departure of the last king from Olaigbo Ruling House, the other two remaining sections of the ruling house-Obatiwajoye and Aromaye are expected to produce the next successor.
So, in a family meeting held on October 11, 2023, under the supervision of officials from the LCDA, 12 candidates were confirmed to have collected forms having been duly nominated by stakeholders from the ruling house.
Among the candidates is an Oshogbo-based legal practitioner, Prince Tiamiyu Sule Adegboyega Omoloye from Obatiwajoye section of Ayedun Royal Ruling Houe. He holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Osun State.
Other nominees, according to the minutes of the family meeting jointly signed by Princes Bamigbade Tijani Omosanjo and Oyekunle Sulaiman, Secretary Ayedun Ruling House and Head of Ayedun Ruling House of Eko Ende respectively are: Princes Jimoh Lateef Bababtunde, Adebisi Yunusa Adeniyi, Adeboye Samuel, Waheed Adekunle, Princes Aroyehun, Oladosu Wahab Abiodun and Oladosu Isiaka.
It is expected that, soon, the government would come up with its decision on how to quickly settle the chieftaincy issue in the sleepy town.