The Muslim Ummar in Ekiti State has raised the alarm over an alleged try by some political forces and a few components within the Judiciary to pervert justice to present method for the elimination of the Alawo of Awo Ekiti, Oba Abdulazees Olaleye.
The Muslims, who addressed newsmen in Ado Ekiti, on Thursday, through the Nationwide Council of Muslim Youths Organisation (NACOMYO), Ekiti chapter, stated it finds it appalling that the State Judiciary might entertain a case that had been decided by the Enchantment Court docket and have become statute-barred in a conspiratorial transfer to take away Oba Olaleye.
NACOMYO Coordinator, Tajudeen Ahmed, in a speech, entitled: ‘ The emasculation and strangulation of Rule Regulation in Alawo Obaship Tussle’, stated Judiciary has no cause to entertain any case already decided by the Enchantment, if not for conspiracy.
“On the nineteenth September 2020, we addressed a press convention condemning the try by the Ekiti State Authorities to strangulate justice in Awo Ekiti over authorities’s determination to institute an administrative panel of the Chieftaincy Committee of Ekiti State Conventional Council to evaluate a case that has been decided to finality by the courts on Alawo of Awo Ekiti matter.
“The resolve of Ekiti State Authorities to institute the unlawful Committee was borne out of monumental pressures being mounted on her by some few Awo Powers and Principalities that aren’t comfy with the emergence of a Muslim as an Oba within the historic city of Awo Ekiti.
“Ekiti State Authorities in a round dated 4th November 2020, through the Bureau of Chieftaincy Affairs, stated, “it will likely be expedient for the federal government to take away the Alawo after 5 years in workplace as this could give the federal government a nasty picture and set a nasty precedent and that any aggrieved social gathering might strategy a court docket of competent jurisdiction for redress having explored and exhausted the required native treatment”.
The NACOMYO chief added additional stated “On our half, we state with out equivocation, that the try and re-litigate on the Alawo of Awo Ekiti chieftaincy concern is in opposition to all established rules of legislation. We equally state that the try and take away Oba Alawo of Awo Ekiti by way of means that aren’t identified to the Chiefs Regulation is opposite to the precept of rule of legislation.
“As advocates of due course of, rule of legislation, justice and truthful play, NACOMYO Ekiti State Chapter condemns the continued emasculation and strangulation of rule of legislation within the Alawo of Awo Ekiti chieftaincy matter”.
The NACOMYO chief additional requested the police to offer enough safety for the monarch, owing to alleged rising threats to his life and property by his antagonists.
“Folks of goodwill should condemn this. The federal government should save the integrity of the judiciary as a result of it’s a very strategic pillar of any democracy”.