Prince Abdulwasiu Almaroof, known as the secretary of Kupoluyi royal family ,said Lagos state council chairman of the national union of road transport worker (NURTW), Alhaji Muiliu Akinsanya(aka MC Oluomo), is qualified to a monarch in oshodi.
This is contrary to the statement credited to Chairman, Oshodi-Tapa Chieftaincy Family, Maroof-deen Oshodi, that Akinsanya had no right to the throne because he was not a member of the family.
At a briefing with other members of the royal house in Oshodi, Prince Almaroof said Akinsanya’s grandmother was Alhaja Shadia Almroof.
“He (Akinsanya) is from the Kupoluyi Royal Family and that is not contestable. The family held a meeting recently and picked him (Akinsanya) as our candidate for the Oshodi monarch. We expect other ruling houses to also announce their candidates. From those candidates, a monarch would eventually emerge,” he said.
Almaroof said Oshodi has two ruling houses-Ajenifuja and Kupoluyi, in gazette and recognised by the government.
“So far, in Oshodi, we have had 11 Baales but out of these Baales, only two were recognised by the state government. They are from the Ajenifuja and Kupoluyi families. This made the Kupoluyi family a prominent ruling house in Oshodi,” he said.
He added that the Supreme Court’s ruling confirmed Arota Ologun as among the ruling houses in Oshodi.
MC Oluomo qualified to be Oshodi monarch, says royal family secretary