- On Monday, August 1st, the Owu indigenes and kingmakers in Ogun state received the Olowu-elect of Owu, Saka Matemilola
- The new monarch is an associate professor who began his journey to the throne of his forefathers
- Interestingly, the highlight of the day was how Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo received the monarch, he prostrated to welcome the Olowu designate
On Monday, August 1st, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, received Saka Matemilola Adelola, the new Olowu of Owu, at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Obasanjo, who is the Balogun of Owu, received the new monarch alongside Owu indigenes and other kingmakers at his Ita-Eko residence in Abeokuta north LGA.
According to The Cable, the ex-president prostrated before the Olowu designate to welcome him.
From Obasanjo’s residence, the Olowu-designate was led to the palace of Adedotun Gbadebo, Alake of Egbaland, for a courtesy visit, and thereafter, taken to Oke-Ago Owu to begin his seclusion as part of the process for his coronation, Premium Times report added.
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Obasanjo appreciates everyone involved in the selection process
Obasanjo thanked the state government for approving Metemilola’s selection as the new Olowu and assured the monarch of the support of the people and a peaceful reign.
Nigerians in their usual way took to the official Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the development.
Samuel Zeal Idris said
"Obasanjo has always been like that to all traditional rulers and even Religious leaders, one huge trait you can't take from him, a great nationalist to the cor."
Table Shaker stated
"Respect is in our Dna ."
Raphael Olumide Alatise reacted and wrote
"Man always has Respect ."
Base Kc tackles Tinubu, he opined thus
"I bet you tinubu can't bend like that."
Iyke Anyigor has a different view, he stated
"But wike is in pH insulting our traditional rulers."
New Olowu has my support, says Obasanjo
The newly crowned Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Saka Adelola Matemilola has gotten the backing of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Obasanjo made this declaration during a meeting stating that he will be there for the new monarch at all times.
Recall that the state government had recently announced the appointment of Matemilola as the new Olowu.
Ex-president Obasanjo rolls out powerful message to Nigerian youths
Nigerian youths have been told not to relent in pursuing their dreams even if they do not have the highest academic qualification.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, August 1 gave this message during his remark at the 25th remembrance of a former Asiwaju of Egbaland, Alhaji Abdul Rasak Olajide Sanusi.
Sanusi was highly revered as a successful business tycoon during his lifetime.