Youths of Modakeke, in the Ife North East Local Council Development Area on Wednesday, staged a protest against the presentation of staff of office to the new Ogusua of Modakeke, Oba Oladejo Oyeniran.
Naija News understands that the youths in their large numbers walked round the town in the protest aimed at registering their grievances against the Coronation of Oba Oladejo Oyediran.
The protesting youths are demanding that they did not want an aged person as their king.
While briefing newsmen, the leader of the youths, Evangelist Tunde Olasiyan, said they rejected Oba Oladejo Oyediran, who is above 80 years old, on age ground.
According to the protesters, the new Ogunsua cannot perform his roles effectively because of his old age.
While stressing that they preferred the new Ogunsua’s son, they promised to continue the protest until the kingmakers and the state government recognised their preferred candidate for the position.
Similarly, the youths cited neighbouring towns like Ile-Ife, Iwo and Ipetumodu having youths as their kings.
“We youths have spoken with the chosen aged monarch and he has accepted that his son, Prince Bosun Oyediran, should be chosen as the new monarch, for peaceful coexistence in the town,” Olasiyan said.