ABEOKUTA:The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, on Tuesday crowned the former Baale of Siun, high Chief Lawrence Odeyinka as the new Oba of Siun Town in the Obafemi Owode Local Government.
Oba Gbadebo in his address, advised Oba Odeyinka not to hold grudges against those who had delayed his installation, in the past 10 years through petitions.
Rather, he urged the new Olu of Siun to thank God that, at last, he had even been crowned as a senior monarch as a second-class traditional ruler in Ogun state.
The Alake explained further that, being a second class Oba, he would automatically become a member of the Egba Traditional Council which those before him were not opportuned to have.
Oba Gbadebo advised him to work very hard in bringing together all sections of the Igbore larger community in Egbaland by working in cooporation and collaboration with the Oluwo of Igbore as well as all other stakeholders .
The Onijale of Ijale Papa and the Oluwo of Egbaland high chief Adeboye Adeyemi also prayed for the new Egba monarch.
Oba Lawrence Odeyinka the new Olu of Siun was accompaniedto the Ake Palace by many Igbore indigenes including the Oluwo of IgborOba Anthony Olwyiwola, the Balogun of Ikore and Boroji of Egbaland chief Lateef Lemboye, former VIO Ogun State chief Oluwole Olumide and chief Adebayo Shofolahun
Also present at the event were; Oluwo Of Egba Adeboye Adeyemi, Aare Ganiu Babayeju, Ogboye S.A Akinremi, Akangun Adebayo Shoyooye, Baagbinmo Akanni Akinwale, Olori Parakoyi Kashimawo Laloko, Bantu Kehinde Sofenwa and Aare Baroyin Layi Labode