Ogbomosoland Consultative Council (OCC), an umbrella socio-cultural organization, has congratulated the Soun-designate, Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye, on his approval as new Soun of Ogbomoso by the Oyo state government, observing this is a source of immense joy to the organization and people of Ogbomoso in general.
Expressing this position in a congratulatory message signed by its coordinators Dr.Saka Adegbite Balogun and Maj. Gen. (Dr). Oladayo Poppola (rtd), and made available to ogbomosoinsightonline.com, the group noted the rich experience of Prince Ghandi Olaoye will put Ogbomoso in a good stead just as it assures the whole community will work with the incoming monarch for the realization of his vision for the land.
“The Ogbomosoland Consultative Council (OCC) received the announcement of your appointment as Soun of Ogbomosoland with great joy and gratitude to the Almighty God for meeting the fervent desire to fill the vacant stool of our beloved ancestral home since the passing of the last monarch. In this regard. we are thankful for your nomination and approval to ascend the revered throne of your forefathers at this moment in the long and checkered history of Ogbomosoland.
“We are delighted that you bring to the royal stool rich and varied experience that will assure continued peace, harmony and socio-economic development of our people and land in the earnest bid to attain improved standard of living and general well being. In this laudable pursuit, Your Royal Majesty can count on the unflinching support of all Ogbomoso sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora to work assiduously with you towards its realization.”
OCC praying for long reign for the incoming Oba, submitted, “As we await your imminent coronation, we pray that God will grant you the courage, wisdom and sagacity to shepherd us along the path of peace, love, harmony and progress that binds and inspires us to give of our best in the service of our community and humanity, that Ogbomosoland may prevail in all spheres of endeavours. May your reign be blessed, glorious, peaceful and beneficial for all and sundry and you may be exalted, empowered and bestowed with limitless grace from above. Kade pe lori. Ki bata pe lese Oba lagbara awon Alale ati Eledua.”