There are four ruling houses at Kuta viz:
In this respect, there is a government ‘Declaration’ approved by the Governor in Council on 20th July, 1965 and subsequently registered on 21st July, 1965.
The four ruling houses in the town present candidates in rotation to fill the vacant stool of the Olowu of Kuta. The Ruling House whose turn it is to provide a candidate shall nominate a candidate or candidates at their family meeting and this/these candidate/candidates is/are presented to the kingmakers.
A representative of the Local Government is usually present at meetings of the Ruling House in the presence of the law enforcement agents and a representative of the Local Government. The name of the candidate that has the highest number of votes shall be declared Oba-elect and this would be forwarded by the Local Government to the State Government for ratification before the Oba-elect goes to the conclave tagged “Ipebi”.
KINGMAKERS AT KUTA
There are six kingmakers as hereunder listed:
The most elderly male person among members of the Ruling Houses is usually appointed as the Mogaji of the ruling houses.
Kuta which now has an estimated population of about ninety-thousand is served by many villages which includes amongst others Konko, Olodu the Railway Station, Kejo, Arugbode, Egan Aro, Aba Owu, and Alagba. Kuta exists along with an adjoining community of Ikoyi which has a separate population and a ruler (the Olukoyi) who is also a member of Kuta Traditional Council.
The town has numerous compounds, three Primary Schools, two Nursery Schools, one Arabic School and two secondary Grammar Schools. It also has a Post Office, a Community Bank, a Dispensary, a Maternity Centre and a State Hospital. The three main religions of Islam, Christianity, and Traditional worships are practiced freely. Farming is the major occupation of the people. However, trading, blacksmithing, dyeing and carpentry are also engaged in.
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