49-year-old Oil and Gas Magante, Prince Ademola Oluponle Raphel who is graduate of Osun State Polytechnic Iree, has been elected as the 16th Aaree of Iree Land.
Prince Ademola, born on November 24, 1973 from Oyekun ruling house in Iree was elected by Warrant Chief at the selection process supervised by the official of the Boripe North Local Council Development Authority (LCDA) Headquarters, Iree, today.
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He was selected ahead other 11 aspirants who have indicated interest from three ruling houses, Oyekun, Olubonku and Oyegbite ruling houses.
Prince Oladepo Moses Akande got 1 vote, Prince Muritala Ibraheem Oyelakin 1 vote while Prince Raphael Oluponle Ademola secured 3 votes to emerge as Aaree elect. One out of the six warrant Cheifs was absent from the process.
The Aaree elect has Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from Osun State Polytechnic Iree, and his currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officers of Arise and Shine Global Energy Nigeria Limited, an oil and gas company in Lagos State.
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The late Aaree of Iree Oba Jimon Olayonu joined his ancestors in July 8, 2018 but the vacant stool could not be fill in the last four years as result of litigations from different ruling houses.
Justice Jide Falola of the Ikirun State High Court recently delivered a judgement that allows the continuation of the process.
Confirming the report, Chairman Boripe North LCDA, Hon Bamigbegbin Isaac Oladejo who spoke to CityMirrorNews Correspondent in a telephone interview said Prince Ademola Oluponle Raphel has been selected.
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He said: Yes Prince Ademola Oluponle Raphel has just been selected as the new Aaree of Iree.