The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has called on the new Alade of Araromi Alade near Owode-Ijako, to lead his people in peace, progress and prosperity.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo made the appeal while crowning the new Aladegbade II, Oba Fatai Adeyemi Adelekan, at the Ake Palace on Thursday, 14 October, 2021.
The Alake also told the new Aladegbade II, to rally round his people for real and peaceful development in the area, adding that the immediate past Olu of Alade was a grassroot monarch who rallied round his people for proper cohesion.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo said that the new Olu Alade should maintain peace and harmony with his Awori neighbours to ensure best neighbourliness.
The Egba Apex Monarch told the Oba Adelekan that since the Aworis were Egbas’ cousins, it had become incumbent on such neighbours to cooperate in order to mutually and beneficially grow and develop.
In his response, the new Olu Araromi Alade, Oba Fatai Adelekan assured the Alake that, his leadership of his people would add value to the fast development of his people and Egbaland at large, adding that he had started to mobilise his people towards sustainable development of their area.
Oba Fatai Adelekan also told the Alake that the pronouncements by the Alake had gone a long way in reestablishing necessary cooperation between the two age long neighbours.
He added that the Egbas and Aworis shall continue to value and promote peace at all time.
The Olu Araromi Alade thanked Oba Adedotun Gbadebo for making it possible for him to become the next Oba in that area.
Among many prominent High Chiefs and Community leaders from Araromi Alade that accompanied the new Olu Alade included his wife, Olori Olubukola, Hon Gbenga Adekanbi, Chief Oyadina Ogunbiyi, Prince Aderiyibi Adelekan and Prince Yinka Adelekan.
Some others in the company of the new Olu Araromi Alade were Messrs Ganiyu Somuyiwa, Kabiru Adelekan, Adeyinka Adekunbi, Akunwunmi Mogaji, Nurudeen Rufai and Evengelist Gabriel Tijani.
Some Egba Obas and High Chiefs were also at the occasion.
The Included Olu Siun, Oba Lawrence Odeyinka; Osi Egba, Bode Mustapha, Baagbimo Akanni Akinwale, Baatun Kehinde Sofenwa and Aare Baaroyin Layi Labode