The Oke Ogun Development Consultative Forum (ODCF) has congratulated the people of Saki, Saki West local government area and the people of Ago Amodu, Saki East local government area, on the emergence of new monarchs for the two towns.
The forum in a statement signed by its President, Dr. Olusegun Ajuwon (OON) and the Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, commended the kingmakers, the respective local government councils and Oyo State government for facilitating the filling of the hitherto vacant positions.
ODCF, which is the umbrella body for Oke ogun socio-cultural organisations, expressed joy that the vacant positions have eventually been filled after a while. The body further expressed the hope that now that the issue of who would be the king had been resolved, everybody will rally round the new rulers so that “our communities can further move at an accelerated pace.”
While rejoicing with the people of the two towns and the new monarchs, ODCF, commended the authorities that made the appointment of the respective princes possible and prayed that their tenure will usher in greater peace, progress and understanding in the towns in particular and in Oke Ogun and Oyo State in general.
It urged the authorities to continue to make the atmosphere more conducive for Oke ogun Obas to mobilise and lead their people for the rapid development of the region.
The forum also urged other towns with vacant kingship positions to conduct the process peacefully and in a manner that will continue to cement harmony in the town.
Prince Khalid Olabisi is the new Okere of Saki while the kingmakers in Ago Amodu have approved the nomination of Prince Olatunde Olaoye from Olaewe Ruling House as the next Alamodu of Ago Amodu. The two towns are in Oke Ogun region of Oyo State.
The group called on the new monarchs, Olabisi and Olaoye, to put the tussle that might have preceded their emergence behind them and put the interest of the their respective towns at heart, saying, “now that you are mounting the saddles, we pray fervently for your successes on the stool.”