Breaking News!!! Dr. Yemi Obalanlege Emerges As The 14th Olota of Ota

By: Kayode Deborah

A UK based Journalist and Senior lecturer at the Crescent University, Abeokuta has emerged as the 14th Olota of Ota.

Dr. Yemi Obalanlege (Ph.D, MCIPR, FHEA) ‎was born in Mushin, Lagos State on 28 of August, 1966. His parents were Prince Hassan Taiwo Obalanlege of Ijemo Compound and Mrs Mutiat Afolake Obalanlege (Nee Anjorin) of Isoloshi Compound, Ota.

He was elected on Tuesday morning by an open ballot system held at the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Secretariat by five kingmakers led by the Ekerin of Ota, High Chief Bamgboye Osunlabu.

VOA news gathered that Oba elect polled five votes out of the possible five to emerge against Prince Gbolagade Akinboyede of Isoloshi ruling house, his brother, Barrister Abiodun Akinboyede and Barrister Oluwatoyin Adeyanju.

It will be recalled that 22 names were shortlisted by the Ijemo-Isoloshi ruling house, out of which the final four were selected after careful examination by the kingmakers.

The election was supervised by the Secretary to the Local Government, Hon. Adewale Dada with heavy security presence.

Dr. Yemi Obalanlege is a member of  the National Union of Journalists, United Kingdom, a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. He had before now lectured at the University of East London, England, University of Lincoln, England. He presently lectures at the school of Post Graduate Studies, Crescent University, Abeokuta in the Department of Mass Communication.

One thought on “Breaking News!!! Dr. Yemi Obalanlege Emerges As The 14th Olota of Ota

  • November 28, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I give glory to Almighty for helping my very good people of Ota to make their choice in a record time.
    To other Aspirants my plea is to accept the result in good faith and join hands with the Oba elect to take Ota to the next level.
    To the Oba elect please in the interest of all Aworis extend your hand of fellowship to your fellow Aspirants as I expect a litigation free process.
    Once again congratulations to all Aworis within and outside Ota.
    Ota is a shining example to others in our Awori Kingdoms


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