Ekiti State Government has approved the appointment of Prince James
Oluwafemi Olugbesoye as the new Oluloro of Iloro-Ekiti in Ijero Local
Prince Olugbesoye, who was born on 25th July, 1963, is from the
Arojojoye Ruling House.
According to a statement on Sunday, personally signed by the Deputy
Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, the appointment, which is with
immediate effect, is in line with the provisions of the Chiefs Law Cap
C5 Law of Ekiti State (2002).
The State Executive Council at its meeting held on 30th October, 2019,
considered and approved Prince Olugbesoye’s nomination as the new
Oluloro of Iloro Ekiti.
The throne became vacant after the demise of Oba Michael Ayoola
Arowolo of the Arowolo Ruling House on 16th May, 2015.
Consequently, the Bureau of Chieftaincy Affairs in a letter dated 2nd
October, 2015, directed Ijero Local Government Council to put in
motion, necessary machinery for the Arojojoye Ruling House, which is
the next to fill the vacant stool.
The three candidates, who vied for the royal stool, are Prince James
Oluwafemi Olugbesoye, Prince Adebayo Stephen Fajuyigbe and Prince
Olowookere Ayoola Samuel.
The three Ruling Houses in Iloro-Ekiti are Arowolo, Arojojoye and
Orubuloye, which are recognized by the Iloro-Ekiti Chieftaincy
The town’s six Kingmakers proceeded to conduct extensive investigation
and consultation to determine if the candidates are suitable for the
vacant stool, the outcome of which was discussed at a meeting held on
9th September, 2019.
At the meeting which comprised the kingmakers, the Arojojoye Ruling
House and the candidates, it was unanimously agreed that Prince James
Oluwafemi Olugbesoye should be presented as the candidate to fill the
The Memorandum of the State Executive Council approving Prince
Olugbesoye’s appointment has been cleared by the State Ministry of
Justice and the Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
The State Executive Council has also authorized the publication of the
legal notice in the State Government Gazette.