The kingmakers in Owo town, Ondo State on Friday elected a civil servant, Mr. Ajibade Gbadegesin as the new Olowo of Owo.
Recall that the Olowo stool became vacant following the death of late Oba Victor Olateru-Olagbegi in April.
The Punch reports that Gbadegesin, who hails from the Ogunoye royal family will be the 32nd monarch of the town.
He scored the highest number of votes out of the 18 princes who contested the stool.
Gbadegesin emerged after scoring 14 out of 15 votes casted by the kingmakers in the election held at the palace in Owo.
In his remarks after the exercise, the Olowo-elect promised to ensure that peace reigns in the town.
Until his election, the Gbadegesin is the Director of Finance and Administration, Government House, in the Civil Service of Ondo State.
Addressing the gathering, the President, Council of Senior Omolowos (kingmakers), Oba Kofoworola Oladoyinbo, who commended the selection process, urged the contestants to join hands with the Oba-elect in leading the town to progress and development.
“I want to appeal to the Oba-elect to be magnanimous in victory and extend hands of fellowship to other contestants. All of you are princes of Owoland,” he said.