AUGIE, J.C.A, (Delivering the Leading Judgement): Paripete is one of the Ruling Houses in the Ebumawe Chieftaincy of Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. By the "Declaration made under Section 4 (2) of the Chiefs Law, 1957, of the Customary Law regulating the Selection of the Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye Chieftaincy", the method of .nomination to the chieftaincy by each ruling house is as follows -
"The ruling house whose turn it is to provide a candidate shall nominate at a family meeting to be summoned by the family head a candidate for the chieftaincy to be presented by the family head to the kingmakers". (See paragraph 5 of the Declaration - Exhibit A).
Consequent upon the demise of Oba D.M. Osiyemi, the late Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye from Okole-Omurajo Ruling House, the Ijebu North Local Government issued a Public Notice dated 27th September 1989 (Exhibit B) calling on the Paripete Ruling House whose turn it was to present candidate(s) to fill the vacant stool of Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye, to do so.
At a family…