October 21, 2021


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Traditional stool contest should be about community development

Contest for tradition stools across the country should be about the community if Nigeria must make the right and desired impact at the grassroots.

Furthermore, princes and subjects who contested with eventual appointee should see it as act of Almighty God and rally round the incumbent in the interest and progress of their communities.

This was the submission of a Socio-Cultural organization, Orisun Igbomina, an umbrella body for Igbomina descendants in Kwara state, while reacting to the appointment of Prince Ismail Bolaji Alebiosu as the new Olupo of Ajase-Ipo and traditional head of the Igbomina people in Kwara state.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, the President-General of the group, Chief Gbenga Awoyale noted that based on the above backdrop, princes who contested the Olupo stool should rally round and support the new Olupo in the interest of the community and its future.

While describing the appointment of the monarch as a popular decision that is greatly welcomed by the entire Igbominas, Awoyale said the organization is confident that the new monarch will bring his wealth of experience, exposure and uncommon personality traits to bear in fostering peace, development and posterity in the ancient town of Ajase Ipo and the Igbomina land in general.

Awoyale thanked the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for demonstrating impartiality and swiftness in the process culminating in the selection of new monarch, noting that only people oriented leaders ensure the people’s will dictates their decisions as reflected in the Governor’s stance on the Olupo stool.

He appreciated the Kwara state traditional council, Irepodun traditional council and the Olupo-in-council, for their unrelenting efforts towards ensuring a hitch free and successful transition.