Gboyega Famoodun, the All Progressives Congress chairman in Osun State, was inaugurated as the new Owa of Igbajo on Tuesday morning.
Oba Famoodun replaced the late Oba Olufemi Fasade, who died in 2020.
Famoodun was dressed in the traditional ‘Akoko’ leaves as part of the installation ceremonies in a video uploaded by ex-Osun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Sunday Akere.
Dressed in all white attire, Famoodun, it was learnt, underwent necessary rites of installation in the early hours of Tuesday before he was openly presented to the indigenes.
Famoodun’s father, Oba Adelani, had reigned before the last occupant of the throne, Oba Fasade.
On Monday, the Osun State Government announced the appointment Famodun as the new Owa of Igbajo.
The appointment was announced in a statement made available to newsmen by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, after Monday’s state executive council meeting.
The statement read in parts, “Prince Famodun was unanimously selected as the sole candidate of the Owa Oke-Ode ruling house in a meeting held on November 11, 2022.
“Until his appointment as the Owa-elect, Prince Adegboyega Famodun, a consummate politician, was the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state.
“His appointment takes immediate effect.”
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