Indigenes, Residents Troop Out To Welcome Prince Ademola Eletu Asorota Back To His Country Home
Indigenes and residents of Itele, a town in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun state, on Friday, trooped out en masse to welcome a crown Prince of the town, Prince Ademola Eletu Asorota back to his country home amidst funfair, wild jubilation and pageantry.
The home coming of Prince Ademola Eletu was described by many residents and indigenes of the community as ‘historical’ and one which the community has since been longing to witness.
Baale of Lafenwa, Ota, Chief Safiru Edun, who welcomed Prince Ademola back to his home on behalf of other Baales, expressed happiness in the home coming of Prince Ademola, while also urging him to be frequent in Itele as his presence in the town represents ‘hope’ for the entire people of Itele and in turn, breathes life in the town.
Prince Ademola, in his very short response, assured the Chiefs, indigenes and residents of Itele, Ota that the overall development of the town is topmost in his mind as he will sustain the visitation. He urged the people to not be disparaged by those who are hell bent on bringing the community to a halt.
During an interview with one of the Chiefs, Chief Oladele Inuobimi, the Onidomo of Idomo, Itele, said that when they heard the news of Prince Ademola’s interest in the stool of Itele, they were so happy. He urged aggrieved indigenes of Itele to sheath their swords so that the town can start experiencing instant development.
Another indigene, Mrs Sekinat Agoro Oshio, who spoke with VOA News Correspondent, could not hide her excitement at the visitation. She said that ‘today is like a Christmas in Itele as indigenes and residents of the town had not in recent time, experience such a rousing welcome’. She further urged Prince Ademola to make his presence felt more in the town by continuously visiting his ancestral home in the overall interest of Itele people.
While speaking with VOA News Correspondent, Mrs Olayinka, said that the progress of Itele is topmost in her priority and hence, why she also teamed up to welcome Prince Ademola back to his ancestral home. She prayed that God intervene in the ensuing melee in no distance time so that things can take its rightful shape in the town.
A Cleric, Mr. Qudus Dada, who also spoke with our Correspondent, said a town without a monarch is like a ‘ghost town’. He said that the coming of Prince Ademola Eletu will herald new and positive happenstances in the town.
Princess Iyabo Arowolo, daughter of previous monarch in Itele, while expressing how happy she felt to our correspondent, said that she is the most happiest person in the community with the visitation of Prince Ademola. She reiterated her commitment as well as that of other women in the community to always throw their weights behind the choice of Prince Ademola Eletu, when such need arises.
Part of the entourage of Prince Eletu to his country home included; the Olota of Ota, HRM Prof. Adeyemi Obalanlege, Elegushi of Egushi, Ota, HRH Oba Maroof Alagbe Seriki of Ota, High Chief Taofeeq Olanrewaju Bashorun, Lisa of Ota, High Chief Adedayo Eleku, among several others.