Olowu Stool: List of 7 Princes Who May Emerge King as Obasanjo, Kingmakers Send Names to Ogun Governor

Olowu Stool: List of 7 Princes Who May Emerge King as Obasanjo, Kingmakers Send Names to Ogun Governor

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Kingmakers of the Owu kingdom in Ogun state have screened 12 princes jostling for the Olowu of Owu stool in Abeokuta North local government area of Ogun state.

Obasanjo, who is the Balogun of the Owu kingdom, led other kingmakers in the statutory selection process, which lasted for about seven hours on Wednesday, March 30, The Punch reported.

Olowu Stool, Princes, Obasanjo, Kingmakers, Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun
The new Olowu of Owu in Ogun state may soon emerge. Photo credit: @Opetuyii
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Legit.ng gathers that they have forwarded the list of the selected candidates to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, for approval and announcement of the new Olowu.

Out of the 12 princes interested in the stool from the Otileta Ruling House, seven made it through the screening stage.

Here are their names:

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  1. Dr Adegbemi Adewale, Archbishop of the Methodist Church of Nigeria
  2. Prince Adelani Oladimeji
  3. Prince Matemilola Adelola
  4. Prince Olatidoye Olaniyi
  5. Prince Adeyanju Bakinson
  6. Prince Simeon Soyele
  7. Prince Adesina Adelani

How the screening was conducted

The kingmakers, it was learnt, did not vote to pick the seven candidates. During the screening and interview sessions, scores were awarded based on the performances of each of the candidates.

Here are the results of the candidates:

  1. Prince Adegbemi Adewale, PhD - 1,027 points
  2. Prince Adelani Oladimeji - 909 points
  3. Matemilola Adelola - 886 points
  4. Prince Olatidoye Olaniyi - 863
  5. Prince Adeyanju Bakinson - 862
  6. Simeon Soyele - 827
  7. Adesina Adelani - 801

Governor Abiodun is expected to announce the new Olowu, in a matter of days.

Legit.ng recalls that the Olowu stool became vacant, following the demise of the late Oba Adegboyega Dosumu, who joined his ancestors on Sunday, December 12, 2021.

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Obasanjo to Nigerians: Don’t vote presidential aspirants claiming youths bought forms for them

In another report, former President Obasanjo has asked Nigerians not to vote for presidential aspirants claiming that some political or youth groups bought their nomination forms for them.

He made the comment in Lagos during a colloquium to mark the 61st birthday of Pastor Itua Ighodalo.

The former president was quoted him as saying:

“Today, they are paying N40million. Some of them (aspirants) even said it is some youths who bought it for them.
“In fact anybody who would come out to tell you such a lie, you shouldn’t vote for him. Which youths gathered N40million? If you want to buy it, buy it and tell us. You don’t need to lie to us.”

Source: Legit.ng

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