ADVERTISEMENT

Official coronation dates set for new Soun of Ogbomoso

The Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ogbomoso, granted the stay of execution on Monday.

Newly selected Soun of Ogbomoso land, Oba Afolabi Olaoye [Oyo Affairs]

This announcement follows a recent approval by the Oyo State High Court of a motion of stay of execution against the nullification of the selection process that led to the enthronement of Oba Afolabi Olaoye, also known as Orumogege III.

Prof Adesola Adepoju clarified the erroneous reporting of the date, stating, "The date of December 16, as published by some news media, is incorrect. Rather, the events associated with the coronation will commence on December 14 and culminate in the official presentation of the Staff of Office on December 19 by the Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde."

The controversy surrounding the selection process emerged when a Prince of Ogbomoso, Kabir Olaoye, filed a suit alleging irregularities. On October 25, an Oyo State High Court in Ogbomoso ruled in favor of the plaintiff, ordering the removal of the newly appointed traditional ruler and calling for a fresh selection process.

ADVERTISEMENT

However, in response to the judgment, Oba Afolabi Olaoye and the Oyo State Government filed an appeal and an application for a stay of execution.

The Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ogbomoso, granted the stay of execution on Monday, November 27, 2023, and directed all parties to maintain the status quo ante pending the hearing and determination of the appeal.

It is worth noting that the Oyo State Government officially announced Afolabi, a pastor, as the new Soun on September 8, approximately two years after the demise of the former Soun, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, who passed away in December 2021 at the age of 95 after reigning for an impressive 48 years.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Hoodlums hijack BUA truck in Zaria, loot cartons of spaghetti

Hoodlums hijack BUA truck in Zaria, loot cartons of spaghetti

Mother of late Chrisland pupil insists her daughter had no medical condition

Mother of late Chrisland pupil insists her daughter had no medical condition

Otti discussing with Chinese firm to launch light rail construction in Abia

Otti discussing with Chinese firm to launch light rail construction in Abia

Tinubu appoints 4 new Executive Directors to TCN

Tinubu appoints 4 new Executive Directors to TCN

Channel your energy towards resolving Nigeria's problems, NLC replies Tinubu

Channel your energy towards resolving Nigeria's problems, NLC replies Tinubu

FG restates commitment to training female students in STEM

FG restates commitment to training female students in STEM

Police arrest couple, ex-soldier, printer for printing fake currencies in Lagos

Police arrest couple, ex-soldier, printer for printing fake currencies in Lagos

Minimum Wage Committee invites labour unions, employers, others to public hearing

Minimum Wage Committee invites labour unions, employers, others to public hearing

Implementing Oronsaye report will add value to government policies - Uzodimma

Implementing Oronsaye report will add value to government policies - Uzodimma

Pulse Sports

Ex-Arsenal midfielder rushed to hospital following brain-related injury

Ex-Arsenal midfielder rushed to hospital following brain-related injury

I don't want him punished — Greenwood opens up on feelings after Bellingham's alleged name-calling

I don't want him punished — Greenwood opens up on feelings after Bellingham's alleged name-calling

Rinsola Babajide and Ashleigh Plumptre: England stars reunite with Super Falcons of Nigeria

Rinsola Babajide and Ashleigh Plumptre: England stars reunite with Super Falcons of Nigeria

‘I must marry Osimhen’ - Busty Nigerian fan declares after Napoli star nets in Cagliari draw

‘I must marry Osimhen’ - Busty Nigerian fan declares after Napoli star nets in Cagliari draw

Ancelotti plans for Kylian Mbappe revealed

Ancelotti plans for Kylian Mbappe revealed

No Osimhen? Give us Boniface — Chelsea desperate to tap into Super Eagles' striker pool

No Osimhen? Give us Boniface — Chelsea desperate to tap into Super Eagles' striker pool

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT