‘Action!’ Oba Ghandi Olaoye promises Ogbomoso people
The newly installed Oba of Ogbomoso His Imperial Majesty Oba Ghandi Afolabi Olaoye Orumogege III has assured the people of Ogbomoso that he will enthrone a reign of “action” saying he is not a man of many words.
While speaking during his Iwuye ceremony Thursday in Ogbomoso, Oyo state, the monarch stated, “I don’t talk much. I don’t believe in many words but action, action, action!”
He asked the ecstatic people, “What did I say?” And the people chorused, “Action!”
He never even wanted to talk but had a change of mind as he demanded for the microphone as the benediction was about to be said.
“Ogbomoso will be different.” His Majesty said. “In terms of development, Ogbomoso will be different. In terms of peace, Ogbomoso will be different. I want you to know it is a new thing in Ogbomosoland. Imole tuntun lo de yi (A new light has come). Ire tuntun lo de yi (A new goodness has come).
“Many knew what has been happening, what we have passed through but we will leave that behind us. Those who are aggrieved, let us unite for the development of Ogbomosoland. Let us unite so we can move Ogbomoso forward. Let us eschew violence, if we love this city we will rebuild this city together. It is God that sent me to rebuild this city, to work for the progress of this city.”
He further submitted, “We have not come to the throne to make wealth God has given us wealth; we have not come to make a name, God has given us that. To put Ogbomoso in its rightful place is our goal. I assured you we will make Ogbomoso greater.
“What we have come to do in Ogbomoso has started today, the development of Ogbomoso has started today, new glory has started. Things will change. Good things such as industries will spring up, not one but many. God will give us many.”
Now the catchphrase: “I don’t talk much, it is action you will see,” asking “What did I say?” To which the people echoed, “Action!” He continued, “That is what you will see in the name of the Lord.”
Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Adewale Abdulrasheed Akanbi was among the royal guests at the event.