The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Michael Adedotun Gbadebo, Okukenu IV, has given his royal blessing to the new Oluwo of Ijeja, Chief Mukaila Atanda Akinwande, as he was being officially presented by the Township Ogbonis to the Egba Paramount Monarch today, 1 September, 2020) at the Ake Palace.
After the formal presentation by the Odofin Ijeja, Chief Sunday Oluwole, Oba Gbadebo stated that the way and manner the new Oluwo was elected, had shown that the exercise was properly carried out and a befitting person for the post had been chosen.
The Alake therefore urged him to sustain the spirit of servant leader in running the traditional affairs of Ijeja Township.
The Egba Paramount Monarch also charged the new Oluwo to ensure that the township was united by promoting understanding and tolerance among the people.
The Alake further stated it was evident that the right thing had been done concerning the selection of the Oluwo.
He noted that negative comments were bound to arise among every community but the truth would always prevail at the end of the day.
Oba Gbadebo also blessed and prayed for the new Oluwo, that the Ijeja Township would experience greater development during his tenure and his aims towards the prosperity of the area would be achieved.
Presenting the new Oluwo Ijeja, the Odofin Ijeja, Chief Sunday Oluwole, said that the people of Ijeja were happy about the selection of the new Oluwo, adding that the appointment would promote peace and progress in the township.
Speaking at the occasion, the new Oluwo of Ijeja Township, Chief Mukaila Atanda, thanked the Egba Monarch and all his well wishers for standing by the truth and doing the right thing.
Chief Mukaila extolled the Egba Paramount Monarch for his all inclusiveness, fairness to all stakeholders and for his exemplary leadership.
He further pledged that he would ensure that unity and love abound in the Community, and would use his office to serve his people to his best capacity.
The Ijeja High Chiefs present at the occasion included Chief Olawale Sodipo, Eekerin; Chief Oluyinka Ogunsola, Baaloye; Chief Olufemi Solanke, Balogun; Chief Seyi Odebeiyi, Agbaakin; Chief Omoboriowo Oduntan, Baada; Chief Sunday Oluwole, Odofin; Chief Folorunsho Bodunrin, Bashorun; Chief Sope Egunleye, Asawo and Chief Sunday Onifade, Osi Balogun.