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Update On Onikoyi Obaship Tussle: Prince Kunle Fafunwa Allegedly Seeks Seyi Tinubu’s Support



Update On Onikoyi Obaship Tussle: Prince Kunle Fafunwa Allegedly Seeks Seyi Tinubu's Support

Despite the fact that the Muti family arm of the Onikoyi of Ikoyi and Imoba lands have announced their choice to the vacant stool of the kingdom, Prince Kunle Fafunwa-Onikoyi, the son of the late king, Oba Ibikunle Fafunwa-Onikoyi continues to make frantic efforts to have himself installed as the next king as he was spotted in the Aso Rock Villa last weekend to meet with Seyi Tinubu, son of the president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

A Villa source who let the cat out of the bag confirmed that the focus of the meeting was on the Obaship issue of the vacant Onikoyi stool, on. which Prince Kunle is not favoured..

This platform gathered through the source that the Prince departed the Villa in high spirit, signifying that he must have had some of form of assurance of Seyi Tinubu’s support..

However, on Sunday, December 10, 2023, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and long-term supporter of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Prince Abdul Waliu Oladimeji Sulaiman, was presented by the Muti arm of the Onikoyi Family as the Onikoyi of Ikoyi and Moba Land Oba-elect in Lagos State.


Update On Onikoyi Obaship Tussle: Prince Kunle Fafunwa Allegedly Seeks Seyi Tinubu’s Support


The Oba selection took place at the old palace in Idumota, Lagos Island, instead of the new palace at Parkview, Ikoyi because Prince Kunle Fafunwa-Onikoyi allegedly locked the family out and prevented them from entering the palace.

The family had earlier scheduled the selection meeting for Saturday, December 9, 2023, but because of the standoff with the Prince, they had to shift it to next day at the old palace or Iga.

Word in the Royal family circles is that Prince Kunle has too much stake riding on the Obaship as he has got in too deep in many deals which the family must not have full details about. His desperation, according to family sources is a bid to cover his ass.

The sources revealed that Kunle has suddenly acquired huge wealth running into billions of Naira which can’t be traced to any known source apart from his alleged habits of selling large hectares of family lands without the consent of other members.

During the burial of the late monarch, the Prince allegedly refused the traditional cult group (Alawo) access to the palace to give his father a final ritual rite, apart from shutting out other members of the Family from the palace.

Earlier in July, Vanguard newspaper reported how Chief Magistrate O. O. Oshin of Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s court in Lagos, ordered the arrest of Prince Ibikunle Fafunwa for contempt of court, having flouted an order issued by her court on March 21, 2013.

Prince Kunle appears to be playing his last trump card, leveraging on his closeness to the Tinubus and his visit to the Villa is an indication that he might just have an ace up his sleeve.


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