Written by Doyin Adebusuyi, Ado Ekiti
Princess Ayooye Adegboye Oyinlola has emerged the regent of Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, Daily Trust gathered.
She emerged after a heated battle between herself and her elder sister, Mrs Adebisi Bello, over who should occupy the stool. The new regent is 39-years old and a teacher at Ado Grammar School, Ado Ekiti. Oyinlola’s appointment followed the death of her father, the king of the community, Oba Adegoke Adegboye, on August 22, 2014, at the age of 85. A source said Oyinlola has assumed duties.
The new regent and her elder sister, Mrs Adebisi Bello have been engaged in exchange of words, with the latter claiming to be the right person for the throne, being the first daughter of the departed king. Our correspondent gathered that five out of the six king makers in the town endorsed Princess Ayooye’s regency and have been cooperating with her to attend to palace matters.