New Soun: Laoye ruling house set to inaugurate screening committee, 21 aspirants in the race

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The pendulum is gradually swinging towards the selection of a new Soun of Ogbomosoland following the demise of Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III who passed on on December 12, 2021 at the age of 95.
ogbomosoinsightonline.com authoritatively learnt that the ruling house whose turn it’s to produce the next Soun would inaugurate the committee that would screen the princes who had expressed interest in being the next occupier of the exalted throne.
The source which preferred anonymity disclosed that the family is expected to select and inaugurate the members of the committee that would screen the aspirants on Sunday.
The committee whose term of reference will be to conduct interviews for the aspirants, review their characters, conducts, profiles, physical wholeness, tolerance, forebearance etc is expected to recommend candidates that would be presented for endorsement by the whole family and subsequently kingmakers.
Members of Laoye ruling house who spoke with ogbomosoinsightonline.com prayed that the selection of members for the screening committee would be based on competence, justice and fairness.
“It is only when men of integrity and high moral standards are selected that we can expect to have a good candidate. Justice, fairness and unbiased attitude should be the guiding principle. The will of God must be allowed to prevail,” a member of the family said.
It is learnt that as at yesterday 21 persons had collected form at N250, 000 (two hundred and fifty thousand naira) each with the belief that sale.of forms had closed.

The late Oba Oyewumi


It is to be stated that Ogbomoso people had shown great interest in who emerges the next Soun. It is the general consensus that the deceased Oba Oyewumi performed excellently well and used his reign to greatly expand the status of the Soun Chieftaincy and Ogbomoso as a whole.
In terms of bravery, boldness, confidence, wisdom, intellectual capacity, competence, talent, influence, wealth, love for his domain and subjects, late Oba Oyewumi is considered worthy and so it’s agreed that whoever will succeed him must not be of lesser stature.
“That is why the process must be transparent and be guided by justice and fairness,” a concerned indigene submitted.

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