Akure Community Gets New Iralepo-elect

Akure Community Gets New Iralepo-elect, Ijaw News - Niger Delta Stories

Prince Olugbenga Ojo has been elected as the new Iralepo-elect of the Isinkan community in Ondo State’s, Akure South Local Government Area.

As a result of this event, Prince Ojo, who was chosen by the majority of the Isinkan Kingmakers above four other princes, has been named the 38th Iralepo of Isinkan.

His selection took place on Thursday at Saint Thomas’s Event Centre in Isinkan, Akure, and ended on Thursday.

Gbenga Fasua, the Secretary to Akure South Local Government, and other council officials led the exercise.

According to information obtained by www.ijawnews.com, a total of twelve (12) kingmakers took part in the event, with Prince Gbenga Ojo receiving seven votes
to defeat Prince Gbenga Henry Adeyeye who had 4 votes.

Also, Prince Michael Ajibola Obadunjoye Awelewa had one vote, while Princes Ademola Adekanbi Obe and Prince Babatope Ojo had Nil.

Prince Ojo, a lawyer and the son of the community’s immediate previous traditional king, was born on October 2, 1972.

After the death of the last monarch, Joseph Olu Ojo, on the 3rd of February 2021, after a 43-year reign, his daughter, Margaret, has served as regent.

Oba Olu-Ojo, the 37th Iralepo of Isikan, ascended to the throne on July 3, 1978.


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