All is now set for the coronation of His Royal Majesty, Oba (Rtn) Kuoye Lukman Olalekan Adeleke,( FCIM) Ilufemiloye Oyesokun V, as the Olu of Imasayi Kingdom in Yewa North Local Government of Ogun State.
The ceremony which will hold on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the Oluaso High School Playing Ground, Imasayi, will mark the climax of a week-long events that has revitalised the ancient town with hope and enthusiasm. It is also coming after the conclusion of his traditional seclusion and other rites (Ipebi).
Expected to grace the event is the executive governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun; deputy governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele; former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and his erstwhile deputy, Alhaja Salmat Badru; the members of the State Executive Council and key players in the private sectors.
The Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs in Ogun State, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, had on August 26, 2021, presented the staff and instruments of office to Oba Kuoye at colourful ceremony in Imasayi, witnessed by thousands of people.
“We have waited for this long to present to the world what people of Imasayi are made of. It is exciting to inform all our invitees, sons and daughters of Imasayi that we are ready to use this coronation to kickstart the development of our ancestral home,” Commodore Kunle Olawunmi(rtd), Chairman, Central Planning Committee said.
Olawunmi noted that arrangements have been concluded to ensure a hitch free coronation ceremony on Saturday.
Oba Kuoye was born on April 18, 1970 in Ado Odo, to the family of Kuoye of Imasayi in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
He attended St. Stephens Comprehensive High School, Ado Odo and Lagos State University(LASU), Ojo. He is currently undertaking his doctorate degree in social works at LASU.
The monarch had previouly served as a Special Assistant to Governor Gbenga Daniel; Secretary, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government and Vice Chairman, Transition Committee, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government.