Wednesday 25 October 2023

Court removes Gandhi as Soun of Ogbomoso, orders fresh selection process

The Oyo State High Court sitting in Ogbomosho has nullified the emergence of the new Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Ghandi Olaoye.

Recall that the Oyo State government on September 8, 2023, announced Pastor Ghandi as the new Soun.

Before now, one of the contestants for the stool, Prince Kabir Laoye has approached the court challenging the selection process that brought Ghandi as the new Soun.

The Court had earlier directed that the Oyo State government should not announce anybody as the new Soun pending the case before the court is resolved.

But the state government ignored the court order and announced Ghandi Laoye as the new Soun.

Prince Kabir Laoye said the process that brought about the emergence of Ghandi was faulty, seeking nullification of the emergence of the new Soun and pleading for a fresh selection process.

Justice Adedokun while delivering the judgement said the selection process and emergence of Laoye was illegal.

The Judge ordered Ogbomosho kingmakers to go back and start the fresh selection of the new king.


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