A pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye, has been installed as the new Soun of Ogbomoso.
The kingmakers led by Chief Sobalaje Otolorin installed Olaoye at the ancient town’s palace on Friday.
Also, other traditional rites for the throne have begun.
The new Soun arrived Ogbomoso on Friday morning on a private jet from the US.
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, on September 2, approved the appointment of Olaoye as the new Soun.
Olaloye succeeds Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi Ajagungbade III, who died in December 2021 at the age of 95, after reigning for 48 years.
The new Soun, Oba Olaoye, is a descendant of the 9th Soun of Ogbomoso, the late Oba Laoye Orumogege from Baiyewuwon Ruling House of Aremo House, Ode-Aremo, Ogbomoso.
He is the pastor of RCCG, Jesus House, Washington DC, USA.
A high court sitting in Ogbomoso, on Thursday, restrained Makinde, attorney-general of the state, commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs, and their agents from presenting any instrument of office in any form of ceremony, or issuance of certificate of installation to Olaoye, pending the final determination of a suit.
The court gave the order while ruling on a motion ex-parte in a suit filed by one of the contenders for the Soun of Ogbomoso stool, Muhammed Kabir Olaoye.