NEW OWO MONARCH INSTALLED, 24 HOURS AFTER RESIGNATION AS PERMANENT SECRETARY
The kingmaker said the new monarch chose the sword of peace in the course of the rites, explaining that, “Oba Ogunoye who is being installed today chose a sword which signifies peace.Traditionally, before a king is installed, he will have to choose a sword at Oke Mapo’
‘And it is believed that whichever one he chooses will tell how his reign will be. Coincidentally, he chose the same sword chosen by his father more than 30 years ago and the sword represents peace,” the kingmaker said.
Penpushing further reports that, the Agba Omolowo, Idowu Oludaye, in his remarks said it was a new dawn for the ancient town because there was a new king described the new traditional ruler as a man of honour, patience and humility, expressed optimism that his reign would bring peace, prosperity and development to the town.
The High Chief enjoined the new monarch to accommodate all and sundry, and also advised subjects and residents of the town to support him, disclosing that the coronation of the monarch would hold in the next 17 days.
Penpushing also reports that, in similar vein, the Adanigbo Onula, Kunle Ijalana, said the day was spectacular because it was another success recorded in the town and prayed that the new monarch would reign longer than those before him.
The new royal father who voluntarily resigned as Permanent Secretary in the Ondo State Civil Service on Thursday was selected as Olowo after garnering 14 votes from the 15 kingmakers on July 12, following the demise of Oba Victor Olateru- Olagbegi on April 18 at the age of 77.