After three years of interregnum, Ayetoro community and Holy Apostles Church in Ilaje local government area of Ondo state, has unanimously crowned Prophet Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi (JP) as the sixth Ogeloyinbo and spiritual head of the church.
Legit.ng regional reporter in Ondo state, Oluwadamilare Moriyeke, reports that the secretary general, supreme council of elders of the community and church, Apostle Atimishe Ademolu, in a statement, disclosed this in Akure while officially announcing Ojagbohunmi as the new king.
Atimishe declared that the council, which is the highest administrative council of the community, was still mourning the death of their former king, Oba Gad Olofin Ashogbon, who died on February 13, 2015.
According to him, they thereafter set in motion prayers, fasting and other spiritual activities aimed at hearing from God the chosen one that would continue the good works the successive five kings had done.
"We are extremely joyous in the infallibility and sanctity of the leading spirit of God that have pronounced through the prophets a man amongst the multitude who lead us, feed us with the spiritual truth and guide us in our pious quest for eternal life in the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"The founding elders numbering about 70 and above, who are the custodians of our age-long tradition of king enthronement have been diligent and uncompromising in this sanctimonious selection and are in absolute agreement with the process."
Meanwhile, the community had been plunged into crisis since late 2015 over the emergence of Micah Olaseni Ajijo who declared himself as the Ogeloyinbo and spiritual head of the Holy Apostolic Church Ayetoro community in contravention to their tradition.
It was gathered that for over 70 years, ascension to the throne of Ogeloyinbo in the theocratic community had been through the leading of the Holy Spirit and church, where a new king is crowned in the midst of the service.
The deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi, recently intervened to reconcile the two factions and settle the kingship rift amicably, forestalling the breakdown of law and orderliness in the area.
The state government held a peace meeting with supporters of Ojagbohunmi, who was appointed the Alakoso of the community and Ajijo, who had declared himself as the Ogeloyinbo-elect in 2015 and king eventually.
The meeting was also attended by the two factions, the State Secretary to the Government (SSG), Ifedayo Abegunde, the chief of staff to the governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale and security chiefs, who sought a truce to reopen the Holy Apostle Church and only church that was shut for more than two years over the lingering crisis.
Atimishe noted that, "Therefore the supreme council of elders who are the highest decision making body of Holy Apostles Church Aiyetoro and Aiyetoro community have unanimously chosen, adopted and crowned Prophet Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi (JP) as the king of Aiyetoro community and spiritual head of Holy Apostles church Aiyetoro.
"This puts an end to guesses, bickering and over there years of waiting. The wide jubilation and thunderous shouts of Hossanna that rent the church and the community is a testimony of the acceptance and confidence the people have in the character, courage, anointing and leadership qualities of this chosen vessel."
The elders, numbering 127; and other 78 persons who appended their signatures including women and youths of various ages, lauded the people for their prayers, patience and cooperation, especially the Head of Prophets, Bola Ojonla.
The community lauded the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, his Deputy, Agboola Ajayi and other neighbouring kingdoms for their supports and encouragement throughout the trial times.
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"We pledge to continue to support and liase with government in ensuring that peace, law and order prevail in Aiyetoro community and in our extended coastal environments," they said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the wife of a monarch in Ondo state (the Alauga of Auga) in Akoko north east local government area of the state, Olukemi Agunloye, who was released by her abductors said she was forced to drink water meant for cows.
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