Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Saturday presented the staff of office to the new Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye.
Royal fathers from far and near who graced the occasion include Oba Ogunwusi Enitan, Ooni of Ife, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Deji of Akure, Oba Victor Kiladejo, Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom and other prominent traditional rulers in the state.
Akeredolu expressed his administration’s commitment to non-interference in any transparent process of selection of traditional rulers in the state.
The Governor said the people’s tradition will not be violated for political expediency, adding that he will continue to support all practices and traditional norms which affirm life.
While thanking the Omo-Olowos and the kingmakers for a rancour-free selection process, Governor Akeredolu said the wide acceptance enjoyed by the Olowo ensures unanimity of purpose and unforced collaboration among the people.
He said: ”The spontaneous expression…