Leaders of Omowunmi-Abisogun Ruling House, during a press conference held last Friday where they reinstated their loyalty and support for HRM Oba Omogbolahan Abdul Wasiu Lawal Abisogun.
By Editor, Community Development.
The Omowunmi-Abisogun Ruling House has again reinstated their commitment to join hands with His Royal Majesty Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, the Oniru of Iruland, Victoria Island, Lagos, and give him all supports he needs to succeed.
The royal family also called on remaining members of the family that are still aggrieved to come forward, join and work together with them in supporting Oba Omogbolahan Abdul Wasiu Lawal Abisogun. They said this will bring peace to the Family and Iruland and its environs.
The family who stated this during a press conference held on Friday, last weekend, also said their family Head is Alhaji Biliaminu Abisogun.
Reading a prepared speech, Prince Lasun Adele disclosed that two out of three principal actors in the suit challenging the emergency and enthronement of Oba Lawal have withdrawn from their representation in the suit.
Those who withdrew from the suit are, Alhaja Afusat Kabiawu and Prince Tunde Alade Dauda.
The family statement read in parts: “The Omowunmi-Abisogun Royal Family of Iru Kingdom, hereby inform the family members, stakeholders and general public that the family has resolved in its general meeting held on Sunday 23rd January 2022, in Lagos as follows: ‘that the family resolved that the entire family members should make peace with our Royal Father, His Royal Majesty Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal Abisogun II, the Oniru of Iru Kingdom the 15th Oniru of Iru Kingdom and recognize his ascension or occupation of the exalted stool of Iru Kingdom.
“The Family also resolved that all pending litigation against His Royal Majesty be withdrawn immediately subject to the filing of Terms of settlement in court.
”We will like to put it on record that we have all resolved to contribute to the development of Iru Kingdom by collaborating with His Royal Majesty to achieve this objective.
“The Family is not unmindful of the fact that there are still few members of the family who still feel aggrieved about the selection of his Royal Majesty. We however assure that we are still engaging them with a view to helping them see reasons to join hand with his Royal Majesty for the progress and development of the Iru Kingdom.
“The attention of the Family was drawn to some publications, news, and print media that we are not authentic members of Omowunmi Abisogun of Iru Kingdom. We implore the general public to disregard them and such publication as same are a figment of their imagination. There are, however, avenues to seek redress if they feel strongly about the statement rather than engaging in cheap propaganda.
‘’Having said that Alhaji Suraju Durosimi is not our Oloribe, he was appointed temporarily due to the health issue of our contemporary Olori Ebi, i.e Alhaji Biliaminu Abisogun, who was given the Power of Attorney, to act for and on behalf of Omowunmi Abisogun Family. Alhaji Suraju was selected to be assisting Alhaji Biliaminu Abisosun the elected Olori Ebi, he was never the Olori Ebi general as he always claims; as a matter-of-fact Alhaji Surajudeen Durosimi never acknowledged Alhaji Biliaminu Abisosun as the real and documented Olori Ebi general.
“We hereby appeal to other aggrieved members of Omowunmi Abisogun to come forward, join and work together with us in supporting our Royal Father HRM Oba Omogbolahan Abdul Wasiu Lawal Abisogun. We believe in peace, bringing the family together. This is our goal and we are not going back”.
At the conference were; Alhaja Afusat Kabiawu; Alhaja Nuratu Asake Shitta-Bey (nee Durosimi Ope); Prince Lasun Adele; Prince Tunde Kabiawu and Prince Tunde Alade Dauda.
Others included: Alhaji Lateef Ope; Alhaji Yusuf Shitta-Bey; Alhaja Kikelomo Owodunni, Prince Olalekan Matti; Prince Lookman Shitta-Bey and Prince Obasanjo. They also announced that their family head is Alhaji Biliaminu Abisogun.