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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

CAN THE ASIWAJU INSTALL A CHIEF?




News was rife in town since about a few days ago, that the Asiwaju (Leader) of Lagos or should we put it like Senator Smart Adeyemi pronounced it in Dubai a few weeks ago, when he said Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader of the ACN should be addressed as the Asiwaju of Yorubaland, had proclaimed that his first daughter- Folasade Tinubu-Ojo as the new Iyaloja(Market Leader)General of (Lagos)Nigeria.

Though there was no official confirmation (from the Lagos State Government or from the Oba of Lagos) on the supposed pronouncement, we are so sure that the story of the pronouncement is a blatant joke from someone's imagination. 

Reason for this is because we don't think the Asiwaju who is also the Jagaban of Borgu, with all his supposed democratic antecedence, would resort to making such a unilateral pronouncement which an elected Oba or most probably a sitting Governor should have been the one to make.

And even if the Oba was going to make such a pronouncement, would he not have had to consult widely with his people on his choice to see to it that the choice was a popular one? Especially if such a position is a very sensitive & popular Chieftaincy role like the one of the overall market leader, which is now gradually being politicized.

1 comment:

Nemo said...

Is his daughter a trader? Or is the Iyaloja title inherited? #justasking