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Ondo monarch elected president south west traditional rulers forum

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South-West traditional rulers forum  elected Oba Samuel Adeoye, the Molokun of Atijere kingdom in Ilaje local government area of Ondo State, as their President at the Yoruba Obasanjo Forum’s Annual General Meeting/Convention, held at Kankanfo Hotel in Ibadan, Oyo State, 

The forum, which includes royal fathers from South West states and Yoruba-speaking communities in Kogi and Kwara States, aims to uphold Yoruba traditions, culture, and customs, and to foster unity among Yoruba Obas and their communities.

During his inauguration, Oba Samuel Adeoye Edema expressed his gratitude to his fellow traditional rulers for their support and committed to prioritizing the development of Yorubaland to foster progress.

Honored by his election, Oba Adeoye in his acceptance speech, pledged to work diligently to improve the Yoruba race and thanked the Obas for their confidence in him.

“I am deeply humbled and grateful for the overwhelming support and trust all the Yoruba Obas bestowed on me to lead them.

“I am honored to be elected as your President and pledge to continue to work tirelessly to deliver a better Yoruba race for all. Thank you for believing in me,” Oba Adeoye said.

He also promised to work towards ensuring the government assigns constitutional roles for traditional rulers as the fourth tier of government while saying the time is ripe for traditional rulers to effectively oversee the security affairs of their domain in conjunction with government security apparatus.

 

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