Makinde presents staff of office to new Soun of Ogbomoso

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday presented the staff of office and instrument of office to the new Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye.

Makinde during the presentations at Ogbomoso township stadium noted that the presentations signify the official confirmation of the new monarch as the 21st Soun of Ogbomoso in line with his power as the governor of the state to confirm the appointment of the new king.

Recall that Makinde had approved the selection of Oba Olaoye from the Olaoye Ruling House, on September 2 and was installed on September 8, as the new Soun of Ogbomosoland.

Makinde said, “In exercise of the power, I hereby confirmed Oba Ghandi Olaoye Orumogege 111 as the 21st Soun of Ogbomoso land.

“I will hand over the instrument to the office and I will also hand over the staff of the office”.

Oba Olaoye in his acceptance speech said, “My service is premised on a clear vision. I am very aware of the words that the wisest of Kings recorded for us in the book of Proverbs that without a vision, the people perish.

“My vision for a prosperous and peaceful Ogbomosholand rests on a detailed 25-year plan, to be unveiled in the coming months. I promise to serve this vision with all I have, the relationships I have built over the years here in Nigeria and abroad, the experience I have garnered from running several successful businesses, and the skills garnered from more than 30 years of pastoring churches and other pastors. As I have said on several occasions, I have stopped being a church pastor and now become a shepherd of a people”, Oba Olaoye assured.

Oba Olaoye also urged other contestants to join hands with him to move the town forward.

Among the dignitaries at the presentation included the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja III, Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, immediate past Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, former Minister of Information, Lai Muhammed, and a host of other eminent Nigerians.