New Olowu of Owu Elect Begin Seclusion At Obasanjo Ita-Eko Residents - The People's Voice


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

New Olowu of Owu Elect Begin Seclusion At Obasanjo Ita-Eko Residents

By Jumoke Adeogun, Abeokuta

The new Olowu of Owu Kingdom elect Oba (Dr) Saka Matemilola will begin his seclusion at Ita-Eko, residence of former President of Federal Republic of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo in Abeokuta North Local Government, areas of Ogun State.

This was announced following official presentation of the new Olowu of Owu Kingdom to the entire sons and daughters of Owu Kingdom before moving to where he we observed a mandatory Seclusion (Ipebi).

The Balogun  of Owu thanked the Ogun State government for approving the selection of  Matemilola as the successor of the late Oba Adegboyega Dosumu, who joined his ancestors last December, and equally thanked the kingmakers for  completing their assignments in no distance time in filling the vacant seat of the Owu stool.

“In our history, this is the first time a new king will be filling a vacant seat within a short period. We have to preserve our culture. Culture is the totality of our existence, and we must not allow it to go into extinction. We (kingmakers) did what we are supposed to do. The state government approved his appointment’, he stated.

“I want to assure you (Matemilola) of my unalloyed support and the support of the entire sons and daughters of Owu kingdom in your journey as the new Olowu of Owu Kingdom”, Obasanjo added.

 Former president urged chiefs and other Owu indigenes as well as residents not to disturb the new traditional ruler during his seclusion period.

He added that, Oba Saka Matemilola is a young and energetic Oba, He was educated, he was popular and has connection within and outside the country. And he we used his connection and experience to fastract development our domain.

The Osi Owu and notable son of the town Chief Niyi Adegbenro while speaking at the ceremony expressed joy in the emergence and presentation of Matemilola as the next of Owu Kingdom, expressing optimism that his reign will further uplift the community to greater height.

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