The new leadership of De 130 Crowned Obas from across the 18 local government areas of Ondo State has been inaugurated.
The 130 Crown Kings is mainly a combination of grades B and C Obas in Ondo State, while the ten-member Exco is headed by the Molokun of Atijere in Ilaje Local Government Area, Oba Samuel Adeoye as President.
The Alale of Akungba in Akoko Southwest Local Government Area, Oba Isaac Sunday Adeyeye was elected Vice President, while the former Deputy National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) who is also the Olumoru of Imoru, Oba Oluwarotimi Obamuwagun was elected the Secretary of the institution.
Also, Oba Folagbade Ojo, the Onibuji of Ibuji from Ifedore LGA, was elected Treasurer, while Oba (Dr) Solomon Adejayan of Lapahun, in Odigbo Local Government Area, is now Financial Secretary.
The Owa of Araromi Omoladan, Oba Jaiyeoba Bamidele Alabi, from Ifedore Local Government Area, is Welfare Officer.
The Oluyani of Iyani Akoko, Oba Joel Daudu, and Oniju of Iju Odo in Okitipupa LGA, Oba Festus Oyedele Olumoyegun, were elected PRO and Chief Whip respectively.
The two Ex-Officios are the Asuada, from Owo Local Government Area, Oba Oluwafemi Adeluwoye and Oba Adebayo.
In an acceptance speech, the new President and Malokun of Atijere, Oba Adeoye, appreciated the immediate past Exco members for their wonderful performance in moving the traditional institution forward.
Oba Adeoye commended Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his government for the protection of lives and property amongst several, laudable programmes.
Meanwhile, the Senator representing the people of Ondo Central in the Upper Legislative Chamber of National Assembly and Senate Committee Chairman on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Distinguished Senator (Dr) Ayo Akinyelure has congratulated the Paramount Ruler of Idanre Kingdom, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Frederick Adegunle Aroloye, JP (OFR) as he clocks 95 years today.
Akinyelure, in his congratulatory message, made available through his SA (Media & Strategy), Charles Akinwon, described the monarch as a man who is loved by his subjects due to his numerous achievements since ascending the throne of his forefathers.
“Kabiesi has always demonstrated his love for his people. His achievements in these 45 years on the throne has no equal and his fatherly advice had brought many of us this far”, the statement added.
Akinyelure used the medium to pray for long life for the monarch and wishes him well in years to come.
“May God grant our Kabiesi many more fruitful years in good health and in abundant blessings”, Akinyelure concluded.