The road to the throne of Oniru Kingdom is definitely not paved with Gold. This is something that Aremo Adesegun Oniru has found out.
Prior to the demise of his father, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, Aremo Adesegun had basically assumed the responsibilities of the monarch. He was the go-to person for anything that had to do with Iru Kingdom, especially with the health of the aged monarch ailing.
So, it was not much of a shock to expect that he would be the favoured one to ascend the throne of his forefathers following the death of his father.
But wishes are not always horses, and the deeds and thoughts of our hearts are only known to us. This situation is what has led to serious lobbying and scheming inside the Oniru Kingdom, as justling over who fills the vacant throne left by the monarch gets more heated.
Presently, there are talks of a selection process ongoing, creating light on earlier speculation that Aremo Adesegun does not have an exclusive right to the throne.
Direct brothers and half brothers have also been laying claim to the throne, while other ruling houses believe that they have a right to taste the sweet and milky juicy that flows from the throne.
Poised to emerge the new Oniru of Iruland is either of Aremo Adesegun and Akeem Ajasa, the Chief Security Officer (CSO), to Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
While Aremo the eldest son of the deceased monarch has the backing of his brothers Tijani and Ademola, and is more deserving of the throne knowing he is the first son, and should naturally take over his father’s throne, there is strong resistance from Akeem Ajasa who is also known o have a strong network of friends and loyalists.
There are also reports that one of the ruling houses has chosen Ajasa as their choice, and have urged him to take his rise and take his place in the annals of history, while Aremo Adesegun who was a commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development in Lagos State in the Babatunde Fashola cabinet is looking up to All Progressive Congress (APC), national leader Asiwaju Tinubu to intervene on the issue.
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