By Abiodun OBA
The Ogbomoso kingmakers have enthroned Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye as the new Soun of Ogbomosoland.
Prince Afolabi Ghandi Laoye, former pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Jesus House, Washington DC, the United States, was installed in the early hours of Friday with the crowd gathered at the palace cheering and eulogising the new monarch as he sat on the throne of his forebears.
He arrived on Friday in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, for the ritual rite and installation as the new Soun.
Laoye was selected by Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde last week Saturday, to be the new Soun, the traditional stool that has been vacant since Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi Ajagungbade III, joined his ancestors on December 12, 2021.
Laoye arrived in Ogbomoso early in the morning in a private helicopter, which landed at Ogbomoso Grammar School, before moving to the palace.
Last week, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters in the state, Olusegun Olayiwola announced the selection of Laoye by the governor, after the long-drawn processes specified under the law.
“His Excellency congratulates the new Soun-elect on his ascension to the throne of his forebears,” the statement added.