The first daughter of the late Onijan of Ijan-Ekiti, Princess Adetutu Fadahunsi, has been appointed as regent.
Following the death of the Onijan of Ijan Ekiti, in Gboyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Oba Samuel Oyewole Fadahunsi, his 15- year-old daughter, Princess Adetutu, appointed to take over the throne.
Princess Adetutu’s appointment was contained in a release addressed to the Chairman of Gbonyin Local Government Area and jointly signed by High Chiefs James Dada, Olusesan Fabamise and Kehinde Ojo.
The letter dated 29 September, was entitled, ‘Demise of Oba Samuel Oyewole Fadahunsi and Appointment of Regent of Onijan of Ijan Ekiti’
The letter reads, “Following the demise of Oba S.A. Fadahunsi, the Onijan of Ijan-Ekiti and the subsequent conclusion of his traditional burial rites, the Onijan-In-Council hereby wishes to inform you that at its meeting held on Tuesday 28th September, 2021, had unanimously,among other things, ratified the appointment of Princess Adeto Adetutu Fadahunsi, being the first daughter of the deceased monarch as the Regent of Ijan-Ekiti.
“The action is in line with the existing Ekiti State Regency Law, No.10 of 2015, as amended.
“We are also to inform you that the appointment takes effect from Tuesday, 28th September, 2021 and she will hold forth pending the enthronement of a substantive monarch.”
Oba Fadahunsi, from Otutubiosun ruling house, was enthroned on September 22, 2002, during the administration of Otunba Niyi Adebayo.
He received his staff of office in April 2003 from the then Alliance for Democracy government, led by Otunba Adebayo.
Oba Fadahunsi succeeded the late Oba Adeyemo Obarinde from Afayagbekun dynasty, who died on February 14, 2000 after reigning for 48 years.