The approval given by the Ondo State Government for the appointment of New Owa Ale of Ikare, Oba Adeleke Adegbite Adedoyin has been described as the appropriate thing at this particular time.

Respondents to the pronouncements by the State Executive Council expressed delight on the choice of new Owa-Ale.

The Majeobaje of Ikare-Akoko, Chief Saliu Okoja, urged the new monarch to emulate his late father who turned many enemies to friends through selfless service to humanity.

Chief Teddy Ojuolape, an educationist, observed that the short time of interregnums between the demise of the late monarch and the successor should be a role model in Yorubaland where controversy always takes a centre stage after the demise of reigning traditional rulers.

Ojuolape applauded Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for the timely approval given to fill the vacant stool.

He noted that some towns had been without traditional rulers for over a decade.

Another member of Owa-Ale in Council, the Asoju Oba, Chief Bisi Babajide said the selection process of the new monarch was very transparent and rancor-free.

Babajide called on the people to cooperate and support the new oba the way they supported the late Owa-Ale.

Meanwhile people had been trooping in to have a glance of the new Owa-Ale, while preparations were in top gear for his traditional rites.

Net/Babatunde Tiamiyu

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