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Olowo-Elect and his late father, Ogunoye the second.

Report from the ancient town of Owo in Ondo state says a new Olowo-Elect has emerged.

He is Prince Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye.

It was gathered that Prince Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye polled 14 out of 15 votes from the kingmakers.

There is also Calm and joyous mood in owo town as people are Waiting for official announcement from the palace.

The stool became vacant following the death of late Oba Victor Olateru-Olagbegi in April 2019.

Gbadegesin, who will be the 32nd monarch of the ancient town, scored the highest vote cast out of the 18 princes who contested for the stool.

He emerged after scoring 14 votes out of 15 votes of the kingmakers, in the election held at the Olowo palace in Owo.

In his remarks after the exercise, the Oba-elect promised to ensure peace reigns in the town.

Until his election, the Oba-elect was a Director of Finance and Administration of the Government House and Protocol in the Ondo State Civil Service.

Addressing the gathering, the President of the Council of Senior Omolowos (kingmakers) Oba Kofoworola Oladoyinbo, who commended the selection process, urged the contestants to join hands with the Oba-elect in moving the town forward.

“I want to appeal to the Oba-elect to be magnanimous in victory and extend hands of fellowship to other contestants. All of you are princes of Owoland,” he appealed.

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