The Olugbense Ruling House in Offa which won the appeal court case against the incumbent Olofa of Offa,Oba Mustapha Gbadamosi has appealed to the Kwara State government to enforce the Court of Appeal’s judgement by installing Prince AbdulRauf Adegboyega Keji as the new Olofa in the interest of “peace, justice, fairness, equity and adherence to the principles of the rule of law which forms the bedrock of democracy”.
The Spokesman of the Ruling House, Prince Saka Adebayo Keji who spoke at a news conference in Ilorin, yesterday, noted that,”there is no Oba in Offa until the state government does the needful by enforcing the court judgement”, stressing that, “this is necessary to ensure that peace continues to reign supreme in Offa.”
Prince Keji explained that the landmark judgement which stated that it was the turn of Olugbense to fill the vacant stool of Olofa of Offa following the demise of Olawore Olanipekun of the Anilelerin Ruling House in 2010 had put the Olofa Chieftaincy status in proper historical perspectives.
”Offa has been very peaceful and, as a matter of fact, many people, including those on the side of the deposed Mufutawu Esuwoye have been trooping to our ruling house to congratulate us and to wish us well as we take over the mantle of leadership.
”It is astonishing, disgusting and naïve that some uninformed people out of mischief have even suggested that the Olugbense ruling house should allow the sleeping dog to lie and allow perfidy to continue, we say no to this”.