Igbesa Thrown Into Wild Jubilation As Oba Elect, HRM Oba Abdulazeez Oluwatoyin Akinde Pays Unscheduled Visit To The Town
All roads leading to Igbesa town stood still as the Oba elect, HRH Abdulazeez Oluwatoyin Akinde paid an unscheduled visit to the town on Thursday.
The event which witnessed large turnout of indigenes viz: families, friends and well wishers was held at his Ipodo family house at Igbesa.
The Oba elect in his short address to his subjects thanked them for their unalloyed and untangled support over time. He assured the people of ensuring there’s a new dawn upon his ascension on the throne of his fore-fathers. In his words, ”though the coast may seem unclear but at the end of the tunnel comes light”. He also enjoined them to be steadfast and prayerful as the present impasse will soon become a thing of the past.
While speaking with VOA News correspondent, the Agba-Akin of Igbesa land, High Chief Timothy Ojugbele lauded the choice of Oba elect in that he is a scholar and he is well traveled and as such, his wealth of experience will turnaround the misfortunes of Igbesa land for good. He added that Oba Abdul Azeez Akinde’s choice is a popular choice and he’s widely accepted by all and sundry in Igbesa land.
Also speaking with VOA News, a youth, Idowu Alaba expressed satisfaction in the choice of the new Oba. She emphasized that the Oba who is in his youthful years will take Igbesa town to the promise land.
In the same vein, Alhaji Chief Aare, one of the Baales in the town (applauded the people’s choice of the Oba elect and he’s expecting the Government to endorse the election of the Oba and he’s believing that things will change for the best.
It will be recalled that Oba Abdul Azeez Akinde was unanimously elected as the Oba in 2017 and has since not been presented the staff of office by the Ogun State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs over litigation surrounding his emergence as Onigbesa of Igbesa.