A leading member of the Awori clan in Lagos, Alhaji Abdulfatai Anifowosho, has described as overbearing, a recent musical show performed by Fuji maestro, Wasiu Ayinde, where the musician addressed MC Oluomo as Oba of Oshodi.

Oluomo, whose real name is Musiliu Akinsanya, is the Lagos State chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and has been in the eye of the storm in his fitful attempt to install himself the Oshodi monarch.

Anifowosho, in his reaction to Wasiu Ayinde’s song which has now gone viral through video syndication on the social media, said the rendition was least expected from a musician of Ayinde’s calibre.

The former Vice chairman of Ikeja Local Government and chieftain of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said the senior musician should have shown restraint, no matter the pecuniary prospects; “since he was well aware of the hot controversy surrounding recognising Oluomo as Oba of Oshodi.”

“While I am not saying Oluomo is not qualified to be Oba of Oshodi, we all know that the issue is still under consideration and that a royal family has protested to government.

“Under such circumstance, Wasiu should have shown restraint and avoided singing in such a way, that can set one group of people against the other.

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“As we all know, everything is not money and money is not everything,” he counselled.

Already, the Olushi Onigbesa royal family in Oshodi have appealed to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to come to their aid, as they are opposed to the attempt of Oluomo to become the traditional ruler for the community.

Speaking to journalists during a press conference, the Head of the Olushi Onigbesa royal family, Kabiru Eyantan said: “The attention of the Olushi Onigbesa royal family of Oshodi Awori Kingdom has been drawn to the picture of Alhaji Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, Chairman, NURTW in Lagos State circulated on numerous social media platforms where he was dressed in traditional kingly attire intended for an Oba in Yorubaland.

“Our attention has also been drawn to the trending videos and news in social and conventional media with reference to the message delivered by a first class Oba in Ikorodu Division at the coronation anniversary of Oniba of Iba Kingdom in Iba Town, Ikeja Division on the issue of intended aspiration of Akinsanya to become Oba of Oshodi.

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“We plead with the Lagos State Government to avert communal crisis, breakdown of law and order and bloodshed in Oshodi community if urgent action is not taken by our proactive and peace-loving Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to stop MC Oluomo from soliciting to become the Oba of Oshodi or laying claim to the Obaship stool.”

Eyantan went further to say that MC Oluomo was not eligible to the throne of the Oba of Oshodi.

He added, “To put the record straight, we state that the tribunal of inquiry into chieftaincy matters in respect of the upgrading Baale of Oshodi to first-class Obaship status was set up by Lagos State Government and lasted between January 2003 and December 2008 and the tribunal recommended that the Olushi Onigbesa royal family of Oshodi land is the only family eligible and entitled to the stool of the Oba of Oshodi.

“Alhaji Akinsanya is not a member of the Olushi Onigbesa royal family in Oshodi land and has no right to be the Oba of Oshodi stool and therefore is not eligible to aspire or to be appointed to the stool of Oba of Oshodi.”

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