Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointment of Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye as the new Soun-elect of Ogbomosoland.
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Olusegun Olayiwola, who announced this in a statement on Saturday, said that the Governor’s approval followed the long-drawn processes specified under the law.
The statement partly read, “His Excellency congratulates the new Soun-elect on his ascension to the throne of his forebears.”
It noted that the exalted position has placed the monarch-elect in the position to facilitate harmony, understanding and tolerance amongst his people.
The statement also urged all sons and daughters of the ancient city of Ogbomoso to work with the monarch to consolidate the successes of his forefathers.
Recall that His Imperial Majesty, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, who was the last occupant of the throne, joined his ancestors on December 12 2021 at the age of 111years.
Oba Oyewunmi ascended the throne on October 24, 1973. He ruled the ancient town for over 48years.