Penpushing also reports that Obasanjo in his remarks assured the new traditional ruler of the cooperation of the sons and daughters of Owu in ensuring a peaceful and remarkable reign.
The Balogun of Owu thanked the Ogun State government for approving the selection of Matemilola as the successor of the late Oba Adegboyega Dosumu, who joined his ancestors last December,and equally thanked the kingmakers for completing their assignments in no distance time in filling the vacant seat of the Owu stool.
“In our history, this is the first time a new king will be filling a vacant seat within a short period. We have to preserve our culture. Culture is the totality of our existence, and we must not allow it to go into extinction. We (kingmakers) did what we are supposed to do. The state government approved his appointment’,he stated.
“I want to assure you (Matemilola) of my unalloyed support and the support of the entire sons and daughters of Owu kingdom in your journey as the new Olowu of Owu Kingdom”, Obasanjo added.
Penpushing reports that the former president urged chiefs and other Owu indigenes as well as residents not to disturb the new traditional ruler during his seclusion period.
The Osi Owu and notable son of the town Chief Niyi Adegbenro while speaking at the ceremony expressed joy in the emergence and presentation of Matemilola as the next of Owu Kingdom, expressing optimism that his reign will further uplift the community to greater height.
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