The Owu Kingdom has appointed a new Seriki and Yeye Seriki of that Egba Section.
They are a retired Professor of Nutrition and the Baamowe of Egbaland, Chief Mujaheed Ajao Delano Adelekan while his spouse, the Yeye Baamowe of Egbaland, Chief (Dr & Mrs) Aminat Adelekan was conferred as Yeye Seriki of the Owu.
In his speech at the occasion, the Olowu of Owu, Oba Adegboyega Dosumu, said that the entire Owu people were unanimous in the selection and conferment of Professor Ajao and Dr (Mrs) Aminat Adelekan as the Seriki and Yeye Seriki.
The Olowu disclosed that apart from the academic laurels attained by the couple, and their selfless social services to the people, their forebears had defended Owu territories as great warriors.
Oba Adegboyega Dosumu therefore urged them to surpass the great contributions of their forefathers by joining hands with him, Owu Chiefs and the generality Owu patriots in taking Owu to the next level.
In his response, the new Seriki Owu, on behalf of the Yeye Seriki and himself, pledged to sustain and even improve upon the legendary good works of the Agbogunleri Clan in Owu.
Professor Ajao also promised to be in vanguard of unity, mutual respect and understanding within the Owu Community and among the larger Egba Community.
He thanked the Olowu for his focused leadership in making Owu proud and prayed for Monarch’s good health and long life.
In another development, a daughter of the Olowu, Princes Adekemi Osenla, was honoured as the Erelu Amororo of Owu.
Prominent and Egba and Owu High Chiefs were present at the occasion. They included Agoro of Egbaland and Otun Balogun of Owu High Chief Adedoja Adewolu, the Ekerin Musulumi of Egbaland, High Chief M. Ola Yusuf, the Iyalode of Owu, the Akogun Owu, and High Chief Akinsipo.
The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland His Majesty Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, was represented by a five man delegation. They were Balogun Sikirullah Atobatele, Agbaakin Rasheed Raji, Aare Baaroyin Layi Labode, Aare Bobagunwa Victor Abiodun Adebayo, and Bada Asoju Oba Wole Odekunle