A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye, has been elected as the Soun of Ogbomoso land in Oyo State.
Prince Olaoye who was congratulated by the State Governor, Seyi Makinde in a statement issued on Saturday by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Olusegun Olayiwola, revealed that the Soun-elect will ascend to the throne of his forebears.
“His Excellency congratulates the new Soun-elect on his ascension to the throne of his forebears,” the statement reads in part.
According to the commissioner, the Prince Olaoye’s position will facilitate harmony, understanding and tolerance among the people of Soun.
He urged all sons and daughters of the ancient city of Ogbomoso to work with the monarch to consolidate the successes of his forefathers.
The Nation reports that the last occupant of the stool, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade Ill, joined his ancestors on December 12th, 2021 at 111years.
Oba Oyewunmi ascended the throne on October 24, 1973, and ruled the ancient town for 48 years.