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Makinde approves selection of new Soun of Ogbomoso

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, approved the appointment of Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye as the new Soun-elect of Ogbomosoland.

It could be recalled that the stool became vacant after the demise of Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, in December 2021, at the age of 95 years after he reigned for 48 years.

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A statement by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Olusegun Olayiwola, said the announcement followed the long-drawn processes specified under the law.


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The statement said, “His Excellency congratulates the new Soun-elect on his ascension to the throne of his forebears.”

It said the exalted position has placed the monarch-elect in the position to facilitate harmony, understanding, and tolerance amongst his people.

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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.

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