Angry youths of the Irate community of Agbado-Ekiti, Gbonyin local government of Ekiti state on Sunday stormed the town’s palace to evict the regent, Bolaji Okunbobade, whom they claimed was imposed on them by the kingmakers.
According to Vanguard, Vanguard reports Okunbobade was selected by the kingmakers to take over the throne vacated by her late father, the Owa Oro of Agbado, Oba Okunbobade.
However, the irate youths, who barricaded the Ado-Ikare Road for several hours, accused one of the kingmakers, Chief Kayode Adeyeye, of unilaterally choosing Bolaji as Regent.
They alleged that due process was not followed and all “critical stakeholders” were not carried along in the choice of Bolaji whom they described as “illegal regent.”
The community has been thrown into crisis following the alleged taking over of traditional artifacts, shrines, and duties of sacrifices by four kingmakers.
The regent and her aides have also been chased out of the palace.