‘Owu Descendants Must Support New Olowu’ Says Obasanjo

'Owu Descendants Must Support New Olowu' Says Obasanjo

‘Owu Descendants Must Support New Olowu’ Says Obasanjo

‘Owu Descendants Must Support New Olowu’ Says Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president, asked the residents of Owu kingdom in Ogun State on Thursday to support the new ruler of the historic town.

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The Balogun of the Owu kingdom, Obasanjo, also prayed that he would not see another Olowu of Owu, Abeokuta, in his life following the accession of the new Oba.

Obasanjo made this statement just before he launched a 300-person central planning organization.

Committee for the installation and coronation ceremony for the new Olowu of Owu, Oba Saka Matemilola.

The former president said his prayer was anchored on the fact that being an older man to the monarch, he would not wish to be alive witnessing another Olowu of Owu, Abeokuta.

‘Owu Descendants Must Support New Olowu’ Says Obasanjo

Obasanjo who spoke in Yoruba said, “I pray I don’t witness another Olowu of Owu after our new Kabiyesi.

“What that means is that Kabiyesi will live long and as an old man, I will not be around when another Olowu will be installed.”

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While inaugurating the committee led by a retired General, Ekundayo Opaleye, Obasanjo charged all the members of the Central Planning and sub-committees to work with sincerity of purpose.

He said the Owu kingdom has resolved to set a standard for the entire South West.

The former president urged sons and daughters of Owu both home and abroad and friends of Owu Kingdom to support the new monarch in bringing more development to their homes.

‘Owu Descendants Must Support New Olowu’ Says Obasanjo

He said, “We are setting standards. The standard will be emulated by people in the South West region. Owu Kingdom is our collective responsibility. We must all cooperate with the new monarch.

“I am part of this because we want to incorporate the installation of our new king with our annual Odun Omo Olowu celebration.

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“We have a lot to do for the development of Owu Kingdom. We want all Owu communities to know that we now have a new king on the throne. We are doing this to ensure that we take care of their interest.

“I urged all committee members to work together without any infighting that could stand as a clog in the wheel of progress.”

The Chairman of, the Central Planning Committee, said the constitution of members of the committee was an opportunity to serve and be part of history.

‘Owu Descendants Must Support New Olowu’ Says Obasanjo

Opaleye said “We have a very big task at hand. You should count yourselves worthy that you are a member of the committee for the inauguration of Oba Matemilola.

“We are expecting a lot from every member as we need your cooperation and contributions. You must all give all you have to all these committees,” he said.

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The Executive Secretary of the Olowu of Owu Coronation Committee, Oluwatoyin Jokosenumi, highlighted the vision and mission of the new monarch in moving the entire Owu Kingdom forward.

He said that the new Olowu was poised to build on what his predecessors on the throne have achieved and break new grounds.

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