Osun State Government says the purported installation of new Alara of Ara in Egbedore Local Government area is null and void.
In a statement by the Osun State Supervisor General Administration and Local Government, Mr. Jare Adebisi, the government describes anyone parading himself as such as illegality.
The government said such attempt was in flagrant disregard of Section 21 of the Chiefs Law, Cap 25, Laws of the State of Osun, 2012.
Mr. Adebisi maintained that up to this moment, no such approval had been given, describing anyone parading himself as Alara of Ara is an imposter.
It added that both the person who allegedly purportedly installed someone and the person, who permitted himself to be installed, had acted against the law and the security agents had been requested to enforce the law.
Radio Nigeria gathered that kingmakers in the town had on Monday installed Prince Windapo Olusola Adebayo as the new Alara.
Some residents, in a chat with Radio Nigeria said that the alleged installation commenced around 5:00am with firing of gunshots.