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MC Oluomo may become first Oba of Oshodi

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By Edith Igbokwe

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Controversies over who becomes the monarch (Oba) of Oshodi has been put to rest as the Oshodi ruling houses settled for Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya to be installed as Oba.

Alhaji Akinsanya popularly known as (MC Oluomo) is the Chairman of the National Union of Roads Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos State Chapter.

Alhaji Akinsanya was settled for at a meeting held at the regent of Oshodi residence in Orile Oshodi between all the Arota-Ologun families of Oshodi ruling houses.

Arota-Ologun is the joint body of all the ruling houses in Oshodi.

It would be recalled that the throne had been vacant for a while due to inability of the ruling houses to jointly agree on who becomes the next king.

In a bid to unite the entire ruling houses and pacify the aggrieved ones to foster lasting peace amongst them, the Executive Chairman of Oshodi-Isolo local government, Otunba Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede, who is also a member of the Almaroof ruling house was present to reconcile all the warring houses.

The meeting which was called at the instance of Alhaji Biliaminu Akinola who is the Regent of Oshodi from the Akinola ruling house also had in attendance representatives of Dawodu, Almaroof, Odebisi, Ajenifuja, Akesode, Afariogun, Shonibare, Kupoluyi and Owosheni families.

At the end of the meeting, it was jointly and peacefully resolved that Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya from the Almaroof family should be the next Oba of Oshodi.

During the meeting, the Regent of Oshodi underscored the need for the ruling houses to speak in one voice and promote brotherly love.

At the conclusion of the meeting, all members from the ruling houses present thanked God for the peaceful resolution and urged one another to put the love and development of Oshodi as a priority in all of their dealings.

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