On Thursday, people of the historic town welcomed Oba Ghandi Afolabi Olaoye, the newly appointed Soun of Ogbomoso land, into the palace, briefly halting traffic and business operations.
After spending seven days in seclusion, Oba Olaoye completed the last round of traditional rites to become the 30th Soun of Ogbomoso land.
The rites signaled the end of the new traditional ruler’s required seven-day seclusion, during which time he paid visits to certain ancient structures in the town.
Following the completion of the rites, the Areago of Ogbomoso land lHigh Chief Sobalaje Otolorin, led other kingmakers to perform the installation.
He proclaimed Olaoye as “His Imperial Majesty, Oba Ghandi Afolabi Olaoye, the Orumogege III and the 30th Soun of Ogbomoso.”
In his maiden address, the new Soun appreciated everyone for the love and support thus far, while urging sons and daughters of the land in diaspora to come back home for the development of the town.
He said,” This is a new dawn in the town, and factories shall flood the town to ensure that sons and daughters of the town no longer beg for jobs as there would be enough to accommodate them.
“It is God that sent me and asked me to make sure I give you a new Ogbomoso land to make the town a new brand in the comity of its peers.
“The much-awaited development has started immediately. Factories are coming, not just one, but in several folds.
“It won’t be that you will be crying for employment henceforth, because it is already here with us in Ogbomoso.
“I don’t talk much, but I assure you that you will henceforth be seeing action that will give everyone fresh hope and that will make everybody proud of coming from this town called Ogbomoso.”