Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu has been revealed as one of the powers pushing for a police officer, Akeem Ajasa to become the successor to the Late Oniru of Iruland, Oba Abiodun Idowu Oniru.
Ajasa and Aremo Adesegun Oniru, the eldest son of Oba Oniru, are the leading candidates for the throne.
Aremo Oniru, groomed all his life to become the king of Iru land, is a multiple -term commissioner in Lagos state, a senior member of the ruling All Progressives Congress and one of the very close allies of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Ajasa is a Chief Superintendent of Police, the current Chief Personal Security Officer to Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila and was the Aide-De-Camp to former Governor of Osun Rauf Aregbesola and also served in the Lagos State Government House as the Second in Command to the Chief Security Officer during the administration of Mr. Babatunde Fashola.
The investigation conducted by Societynow.ng revealed that the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu is pushing for Ajasa to become the next Oba of Iru land, in Victoria Island Lagos state on two premises.
‘’There is the Espirit De Corps angle and the need to consolidate his position by helping to install an Iru land king that will be beholden and look up to him’’ societynow.ng learned.
The Oba of Lagos retired, with sterling records, as an Assistant Inspector General of Police.
Putting in place a ‘’loyal subordinate’’ will help the Oba of Lagos to have indirect control over Iru land – a control that was lacking during the reign of the late Oba Idowu Oniru and is very unlikely with Aremo Adesegun Oniru emergence as his father’s successor societynow.ng gathered.
The more established, influential and connected of the two contenders to for the throne of Iru Land, Aremo Oniru is seen as a man with a mind of strong convictions and loyalties – but not easily given to the superficial whims and machinations of others.
At stake in all the struggle for the throne is the development of Iruland in the face of high-value pieces of the estate like the Eko Atlantic Estate.
Though the throne of Oba of Lagos is better rated than that of the Oniru, societynow.ng gathered that Iru land posses’ prime real Estate and money earning avenues that swallow the opportunities that obtain in the domain of Oba of Lagos.