The Oniru Palace, on Wednesday, was filled to the brim as chiefs, princes and several indigenes stormed the palace to reiterate their commitment to and speak with one voice to support Aremo Adesegun Oniru as the next Oba to assume the Oniru stool.
The Abisogun ruling house of Iru and the people of Iru, in a statement released to the media, affirmed their hope for Aremo to continue to build on the development structures that have been on ground and consolidate on the growth of Iruland.
“Now that it is time to nominate a replacement to the vacant stool of Iru, it is important to have in mind the need for continued progress and unhindered development in entrusting the leadership of our city to any prince.
“It is in connection with this that we, the Chiefs and Baales of Iruland, have resolved to back the nomination of Aremo Adesegun Oniru as the next Oniru of Iruland.
“We cannot afford, at this stage of our development, to allow some elements, who have no contribution to the development of Iruland, to take over the leadership of the city and reduce it to the vassal of some foreign interests.
“We cannot afford stifling of our development in the hands of individuals who have no knowledge of how we got here.
“It is with the distinguished cooperation and love of Aremo Adesegun Oniru that we recorded tremendous achievements in Iruland under our deceased monarch.
“It was Aremo Adesegun Oniru that assisted in ensuring unprecedented infrastructural development in Iruland,” the statement read.