Makinde approves selection of Ghandi Olaoye as new Soun of Ogbomoso

Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has approved the selection of Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye as the new Soun-elect of Ogbomoso.

The approval was confirmed in a statement released by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Oyo State, Prince Dotun Oyelade, on Saturday, September 2, 2023.

He stated in the statement that the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Olusegun Olayiwola, said the announcement followed the long-drawn processes specified under the law.

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

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

He also urged all sons and daughters of the ancient city of Ogbomoso to work with the monarch to consolidate the successes of his forefathers.

The last Soun of Ogbomoso was Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, who passed on December 12th, 2021 at 95 years.

The late monarch ascended the throne on October 24, 1973 and ruled the ancient Ogbomoso town for 48 years.