Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has approved the appointment of Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye as the new Soun-elect of Ogbomoso.

The State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Olusegun Olayiwola, said in a statement on Saturday that the announcement followed the long-drawn processes specified under the law.

He said “His Excellency congratulates the new Soun-elect on his ascension to the throne of his forebears.”

Olayiwola said the exalted position has placed the monarch-elect in the position to facilitate harmony, understanding and tolerance amongst his people.


The Commissioner also urged all sons and daughters of the ancient city of Ogbomoso to work with the monarch to consolidate the successes of his forefathers.

Recall that the last occupant of the stool, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, joined his ancestors on December 12th, 2021 at 111years.

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Oba Oyewunmi ascended the throne on October 24, 1973 and ruled the ancient town for 48years.