Aladetoyinbo, New Deji of Akure Gets Staff of Office

imageOba Kole Aladetoyinbo yesterday received his staff of office as the 47th Deji of Akure.
He succeeded the late Oba Adebiyi Adesida from Ojijigogun ruling house, who died in 2013 after ruling for three years.
The monarch, who is from Osupa ruling house, promised to promote participatory traditional governance within the kingdom.
Oba Aladetoyinbo said in the last 120 years, it had never been so stressful for kingmakers to choose among the 13 aspirants contesting for the throne.
He declared his determination to promote peace, respect for constituted authority and the traditional institution.
The Deji warned that he would not condone thuggery, disrespect for law and order or any act of violence in the city.
Oba Aladetoyinbo added that the traditional institution would be used as an important agent of meaningful development.
The monarch thanked Governor Olusegun Mimiko for his spirit of justice, equity and fairness in the selection process.
Mimiko, who was represented by his deputy, Lasisi Oluboyo, said the occasion marked the beginning of a new era in Akure kingdom.
He said his administration cannot pretend not to know the aspiration of the people and their yearning for a new traditional ruler.
The governor said the process that led to Oba Aladetoyinbo’s emergence was fair, transparent and conformed to the guideline of the constitution.
Mimiko urged the people to support the monarch in the discharge of his duties.
The caretaker chairman of Akure South, Adebayo Alarapon, said with the emergence of the monarch, the Erekesan market will be re-opened and economic activities restored.
He urged the youth to restrain from being used by disgruntled elements to foment trouble.

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