The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’adu Abubakar and the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, are to lead many other dignitaries to the new Akarigbo installation ceremony. The new Akarigbo, Paramount Ruler of Remoland is Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi.
This was disclosed by the Chairman of the new Akarigbo Installation and Coronation Committee, Asiwaju S. K. Onafowokan, at a press conference heralding activities outlined for the ceremony, on Friday, at the Akarigbo’s Palace, Sagamu.
Asiwaju Onafowokan explained that the official conferment of the Staff of Office on the new monarch would be performed by Amosun at the Sagamu International Stadium.
Onafowokan said a four-day pre-coronation ceremony had been put in place by the Youth Wing of the Akarigbo Coronation Committee which includes a football competition among various Remo constituencies, youth rally/float, marathon race among others.
He said further that maximum security arrangements would be provided at the venue of the ceremony.
Onafowokan explained that the selection process of Oba Adewale was done in a transparent manner devoid of rancour.
He urged sons and daughters of Remoland to troop out in large numbers and participate in all the activities.
Onafowokan said, “The day is going to be a symbolic one. We want the people of Sagamu and our people from other parts of the country to attend the ceremony.
“The Ooni of Ife will be in attendance in company of other traditional rulers from different parts of the world. It is going to be a day of celebration.”
Oba Adewale hails from the Oluyomade lineage of the Torungbuwa Ruling House and defeated 18 other nominees who contested for the same position.
The Akarigbo is a successful legal practitioner and chartered accountant of repute.
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