The Oore Otun in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Oba Adekunle Adeagbo, has commended Ekiti State government and the community’s kingmakers for the peaceful way the selection process leading to his emergence as the community’s new traditional rular was conducted.
The traditional ruler gave the commendation shortly after being presented with the instruments of office in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, by Governor Kayode Fayemi.
The royal father attributed the peaceful selection process to the ground rules already laid by the state government, in accordance with the provisions of the 1961 Declaration, which guided the kingmakers.
Oba Adeagbo also described the state government‘s decision to hold the ceremony, albeit low profile due to the advent of the Coronavirus pandemic, as a demonstration of its commitment towards ensuring the community does not remain without a leader for too long, since the transition of the former Oba Oladele Popoola last year.
“We in Otun, and more particularly, the royal house of Ile-Eye Aba, are tremendously grateful to you. We are also grateful to you for laying the ground rules which guided the kingmakers in the selection process based on equity, fairness and justice, in line with the provisions of the 1961 declaration.
“The foundation of equity, fairness and justice, no doubt, contributed to the relative ease with which the appropriate house and kingmakers were able to conduct the extremely arduous task of recommending a suitable candidate, in line with tradition and in a manner consistent with extant guidelines without serious rancour, considering the level of interest that the filling of a throne of the magnitude of Oore was bound to generate among distinguished stakeholders.
While calling on other candidates to the throne to support him in his task of repositioning the community, Oba Adeagbo expressed his readiness to leverage the rich and invaluable experiences of the community’s chiefs, who had served Oore and the community for more than two decades.
“Our ancestors played a highly significant role during defining moments of Otun in the past. We have this illustrious heritage and we will use this opportunity to move Otun to greater heights by the grace of God,” he added.
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