Ogun high chief declares interest in Orile-Imo obaship stool
A High Chief in Ore-Imo community in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, Olakunle Olalekan, has showed his interest to ascend to the throne after the passage of the King, Oba Kolawole Shomiko 1, who died in 2017.
According to The PUNCH, the High Chief announced this in a letter addressed to the 30 village heads that formed Orile-Imo on Wednesday, expressing his plan to occupy the vacant stool.
While assuring that he would be bringing to the stool his wealth of experience in leadership gained over the years, the former regent of Orile-Oko maintained that the next Olu of Orile-Imo must be strong-willed, progressive-minded, and have a dynamic approach to issues.
Olalekan pointed out that he has the prerequisites needed to succeed the late monarch, adding that he will sustain the heirloom of the late traditional ruler by expanding the community for international firms, assuring that the he will prioritize peace and development of Imo town if he is installed as the next king of the community.
The philanthropist said, “The major goal of this meeting is for me to announce my interest in succeeding the Olu of Orile-Imo as the future king.
“This decision was made after I consulted the necessary people and I want you to know that I have the skill, competence, interest, cultural significance, intelligence, educational background, and respect for the Yoruba race as a whole.”