One of Nollywood most sought-after Yoruba actors, Odunlade Adekola, who hails from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State, is set to become the next King of his hometown.

The seasoned actor, who is from Iletun royal family in Otun Ekiti reportedly leads the race for the highly coveted throne of the town as he has been chosen by his royal family to represent them.

According to City People, it’s the turn of Odunlade family to produce the next Oba of the town because each family waits for their turn. The Imuya royal family has served their term as they produced the late Oba and it’s now Odunlade family. And one of the advantages Odunlade have over others candidate is his closeness to the governor of the state. He is also a has the fame advantage over others.

Few days ago, there were rumors that some ruling houses had raised the alarm that the kingmakers allegedly assembled themselves in a secret location to select one of the contestants for the stool without carrying the government along.

This development created unnecessary tension in the community not until the government representatives led by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi intervened. The five ruling houses in Otun Ekiti are: Iyaba, Iletun, Imuya, Obajewu and Odo Imo.

The Omuya royal family produced the late Oba Popoola. The monarch, who was a former chairman of the state’s council of Obas between 2006 and 2008 died at the age of 62. The kingmakers have also been warned against violating the State Chieftaincy Law and due process in the selection of the next monarch for the town. And every step taken would get the approval of the state governor, Dr Fayemi.

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