Ogun community to crown unique king amidst protests


The Imasayi Kingdom in Yewa North Native Govt Dwelling of Ogun Direct will on Saturday withhold the coronation of its unique monarch, Olalekan Kuoye.

The event will be held at the Oluaso High College taking part in floor, in line with a press open.

Here is coming after the residents of the community protested the set up, stressful that Mr Kuoye’s set up as king be reversed.

The coronation

The ceremony will ticket the height of per week-lengthy event, after the conclusion of the peculiar seclusion and varied rites for Mr Kuoye.

The Ogun Direct commissioner for native authorities and chieftaincy affairs, Afolabi Afuape, had on August 6 presented the workers of place of work and devices to Mr Kuoye at a ceremony.

The chairman of the planning committee, Kunle Olawunmi, in the commentary, a copy of which modified into once acquired by this newspaper, assured that the arrangements maintain been concluded to make certain a peaceful ceremony.

“We maintain waited for this lengthy to contemporary to the sphere what the of us of Imasayi are made of,” the commentary be taught.

“It’s miles challenging to indicate all our invitees, little kids of Imasayi that we’re willing to employ this coronation to kickstart the trend of our ancestral residence.”

Mr Olawunmi acknowledged the ceremony will be attended by the teach governor, Dapo Abiodun; his deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele; aged governor, Gbenga Daniel, and his erstwhile deputy, Salmat Badru, the individuals of the teach’s executive council and “key gamers in the deepest sector”.


PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported that on Wednesday, residents of Imasayi took to the streets to state the set up, begging the authorities to reverse its resolution.

The protesters had carried placards with varied inscriptions, insisted that Mr Kuoye is neither a local of Imasayi or a member of any of the ruling houses in the metropolis.

The protesters additionally claimed that “of us maintain been loss of life take care of fowls” in the community attributable to a stranger is sitting on the throne.

The Balogun of Imasayi, Timothy Akinleye, additionally acknowledged the set up of the unique king modified into once against the norms, customs and traditions of the land.

In regards to the unique king

According to the commentary, Mr Kuoye modified into once born on April 18, 1970. at Ado-Odo to the household of Kuoye of Imasayi in Yewa North Native Govt Dwelling of Ogun Direct.

He attended St. Stephens Comprehensive High College, Ado Odo and Lagos Direct College (LASU), Ojo. He is currently endeavor his doctorate stage in social works at the college.

Mr Kuoye, who once served as a sure assistant to the aged governor, Mr Daniel, modified into once additionally the secretary to Ado-Odo/Ota native authorities and later served because the vice president, transition committee of the native authorities.


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