The people of Igbesa land had long waited for a new Monarch after the demise of Oloja Ekun, late Oba Samuel Olusola Banuso. One of such expectations is reflected in an open letter that a notable and a Prince in Igbesa land, Jimo Akeran wrote to the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
The letter reads thus:
OBASHIP OF IGBESALAND.
OPEN LETTER TO:
The No 1 Citizen, Ogun State, His Excellency, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, FCA, CON, High Chief Ojuko Olajide, Ogun State Commissioner for Chieftaincy $ Local Government Affairs, The Idejiyo Ruling House Igbesaland $ Humanity In General.
I remain Jimo Akeran JJ.
I am a descendant of the Legendary Akeran Dynasty of Igbesaland and Ota Aworiland. I am a descendant of the Legendary Idejiyo Ruling House of Igbesaland & Ilaro.
I hereby formally bring to your attention that Igbesaland has yet to be enthroned with a Paramount Ruler.
The last Majesty was our beloved Oloja -Ekun, His Imperial Majesty, Kabiyesi Oba Samuel Olusola Banuso, who transited some years ago. May God rest his benevolent soul.
The sacred lot fell on the IDEJIYO RULING HOUSE to produce a candidate to occupy the Palace as the OLOJA EKUN OF IGBESALAND.
As is normally the case where there are several eminently qualified personalities for such positions, many of Idejiyo Sons signified interests in occupying the Stool.
To be fair to all, when it was not achievable to come up with a consensus candidate: an election was conducted at the premises of the AdoOdo /Ota Local Government Secretariat.
This was successfully done.
Omo Oba Toyin Azeez Akinde emerged victorious.
The election was challenged inthe law Court at Ota.
The court has sat over the matter and adjourned severally.
I appeal to all concerned:
Your Excellency the Governor, the Honourable Commissioner, the Idejiyo Ruling House, the Afobajes, the Elders, the Chiefs, the religious leaders, the Youths, and the well-meaning individ