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Ruling family nominates Oluomo for Oba of Oshodi

One of the acclaimed ruling family in Oshodi, Kupoluyi Almoroof, in Lagos has nominated the Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Lagos Council, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly called ‘MC Oluomo’, as its candidate for the royal stool, Oba of Oshodi.

This is coming following a disclaimer by the head of the Oshodi Tapa Chieftaincy family, that Oluomo is not a member of any of the families that has legal right to contest the throne of Oba of Oshodi.

The Kupoluyi Almoroof family has however claimed Oluomo is related to them.

The secretary of the Kupoluyi Almoroof family, Abdulwasiu Almoroof, said: “MC Oluomo has the right to be Oba of Oshodi because he is a member of the ruling house.

“A Supreme Court judgement declared that the Arotaologun family alone can be crowned as king of Oshodi.

“The Arotaologun family comprises the Almoroof Kupoluyi family, Ajenifuja and nine other families.

“Therefore, the Kopoluyi family is one of the ruling houses in Oshodi, because of the Supreme Court judgment and steps have been taken so far to ensure that Oshodi progresses.

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“Oluomo is related to us, members of the Almoroof Kupoluyi, from the side of Alhaja Shaddia Almoroof, who is the sister of Pa Saludeen Almoroof Ewa.

“He (Pa Saludeen) is the father of MC Oluomo. He was from the first leading family of Oshodi, which is the Italogun family.

“Members of the Kupoluyi Almoroof family held a meeting last Sunday and agreed to nominate MC Oluomo as its candidate for Oba of Oshodi land.

“Each of the ruling families has the right to pick who should become the Oba of Oshodi, so we have nominated Oluomo as our choice Oba from our end.

“But that does not stop any other ruling family from making its choice. But for the Kupoluyi Almaroof family, Oluomo is our choice candidate for Oba.”

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