Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Gboyega Famoodun has been installed as the new Owa of Igbajo.
Oba Famoodun who was installed on Thursday morning succeeds the late Oba Olufemi Fasade, who died in 2020.
In the video of the installation shared by ex-Osun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Sunday Akere, Famoodun was adorned in the symbolic ‘Akoko’ leaves as part of the installation rites.
Dressed in all white attire, Famoodun, it was learnt, underwent necessary rites of installation in the early hours of Tuesday before he was openly presented to the indigenes.
Famoodun’s father, Oba Adelani, had reigned before the last occupant of the throne, Oba Fasade.
The Osun State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbe mode had on Monday confirmed the appointment Famodun as the new Owa of Igbajo.
The statement read in parts, “Prince Famodun was unanimously selected as the sole candidate of the Owa Oke-Ode ruling house in a meeting held on November 11, 2022.
“Until his appointment as the Owa-elect, Prince Adegboyega Famodun, a consummate politician, was the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state.
“His appointment takes immediate effect.”