The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has summoned at least 11 Monarchs in the state over alleged insubordination.
The letter was sent on Wednesday.
Mr Fayemi in the query signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Bureau of Chieftaincy Affairs, A. O. Adeoye questioned why the kings are always absent in monthly meetings of traditional rulers since August 2019.
They were, however, given 72 hours to send their explanations.
“Your conspicuous absence at the council meetings and state official functions, without any excuse or justification are considered inimical to the proper administration of the chieftaincy institution you represent.”
“Therefore, Mr Governor has directed that Your Royal Majesty should forward your representation for this inaction, through this office within 72 hours on the receipt of this letter”, part of the letter reads.
Meanwhile, as against rumours on social media that the state government is planning to dethrone the monarchs, Yinka Oyebode, the governor’s spokesperson said “contrary to insinuations, this is merely an administrative matter which is neither contentious nor confrontational. It is definitely not a ploy or plan to remove any Oba from office.”
“No arm of government discussed nor considered dethroning any Kabiyesi at any time because there is no basis for such,” Mr Oyebode said.