Gboleru ruling house, in its application, prayed the court to restrain the state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, from approving the selection of Kadri on the basis that it was not the turn of his ruling house.
The traditional ruler of the town, Akinrun of Ikirun, Oba AbdulRauf Olawale Adedeji, who mounted the royal stool in 1991 died in February after a brief illness.
With the death of late Oba Rauf Olawale of Adedeji Ruling House, it was the turn of the Gboleru Ruling House to produce the new traditional ruler of the town, according to the rotation system as specified in the Ikirun District Chieftaincy Declaration and Gazette of 1959, approved in 1960, re-registered in 1970, which were done during the reign of Late Oba Lawani Adeyem from Obaara Ruling House.
But Prince Akadri emerged through an election conducted by some kingmakers of Ikirun. The selection process is generating tension in the town.
Gboleru went to the court to seek a motion for the government to stay execution on the approval of the process.
In his ruling on Wednesday, Justice Jide Falola described Gboleru’s application as frivolous, immature and lacking in merit, and dismissed the application.