by Ojo Oyewamide


…may be installed today

A prince from Osupa ruling family, Aladetoyinbo Kole Patrick, has been selected as new Deji of Akure, Ondo State capital.

A source told National Mirror that Aladetoyinbo was unanimously selected yesterday by Akure kingmakers among 13 people who showed interest in the throne.Aladetoyinbo-emerges-new-Deji-of-Akure

The source, who is close to the kingmakers, said: “The process of selecting a new Deji by the kingmakers has been concluded. It is their unanimous decision that Aladetoyinbo Kole should be the next monarch.

“His name has been sent to the governor as the new Deji. The governor has even invited him. It is likely he would be given Staff of Office on Monday (today).”

The Osupa ruling house had on Friday forwarded a list of nominees to the kingmakers after a meeting at the residence of its head, Dr. Ade Ogunleye.

The meeting was attended by officials of Akure South Local Government, who were there to observe and supervise the proceedings.

The nominees included Kayode Oluwole, Adegbola Adelabu, Adegbite Kayode, Adejuyigbe Femi, Adeolu Adepoju, Aladetoyinbo Kole Patrick and Agbebi Leye.

Others were Arimoyo Ayodele, Bello Oluyemisi, Daramola Adeyemi, Ade Falodun, Ogunsuyi Oluwole and Samuel Adegboro Adebayo.

The state government had on Monday written a letter through Akure South local government, directing the ruling house to nominate a candidate for the approval of kingmakers.

The stool became vacant on December 1, 2013 when Oba Adebiyi Adesida from Ojijigogun ruling house died after reigning for three years.

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