The Osun State chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Famoodun, was on Tuesday morning installed as the new Owa of Igbajo.
Oba Famoodun succeeded the late Oba Olufemi Fasade, who passed away in the year 2020.
In the video of the installation shared by the Chairman of Osun Independence Electoral Commission (OSIEC), Barrister Segun Oladitan, Famoodun was adorned in the symbolic ‘Akoko’ leaves as part of the installation rites.
Dressed in all white attire, Famoodun, it was learnt, underwent necessary rites of installation in the early hours of Tuesday before he was openly presented to the indigenes.
Famoodun’s father, Oba Adelani, had reigned before the last occupant of the throne, Oba Fasade.
On Monday, the Osun State Government announced the appointment Famodun as the new Owa of Igbajo.
The appointment was announced in a statement made available to newsmen by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, after Monday’s state executive council meeting.
The statement read in parts, “Prince Famodun was unanimously selected as the sole candidate of the Owa Oke-Ode ruling house in a meeting held on November 11, 2022.
“Until his appointment as the Owa-elect, Prince Adegboyega Famodun, a consummate politician, was the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state.
“His appointment takes immediate effect.”