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Protests Greet Ogun Approval of New Aboro of Ibeshe

The approval of a new monarch, the Aboro of Ibeshe by Ogun state government has been greeted with protests by a section of people in the cement town.

They were protesting the approval of Prince Oluwaseyi Mulero as the new Aboro of Ibeshe.

The protesters for hours on Wednesday barricaded the Ibeshe-Ilaro Road, causing traffic gridlock in the area.

Several trucks of the cement plant could not gain access into the town for several hours.

The protesters chanted anti-government slogans, warning the state government against installing the new monarch.

The protests hit the street after Ogun state government on Wednesday, announced the approval of Prince Saka Adelola Matemilola, as the new Olowu of Owu Egba in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The state executive council approved Prince Matemilola to fill the vacant throne of the Olowu during its meeting on Monday evening at the governor’s office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.

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Matemilola who will be the fourteenth Olowu of Owu Egba will succeed late Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu, who passed away in December 2021.

The state governor’s chief press secretary, Kunle Somorin, in a statement, said the Monday meeting also approved ten other chieftaincy titles.

Somorin said the chieftancy title of the Onibooro of Ibese in Yewa north local government area has been changed to Aboro of Ibese and is occupied by Prince Oluwaseyi Mulero.

Others are Prince Rufai Adeyalu as the new Lemo of Ode Lemo in Sagamu and Prince Ademola Eletu as the new Onitele of Itele in Ado Odo local government area.

Other approved appointments are Prince Ogunsola Soile as the new Ayanperuwa of Sotubo in Sagamu and Prince Lukman Salami as the new Ebi of Idena in Ikenne.

Also approved were the chieftaincy declaration of the Onikooko of Koko Ebiye in Ado Odo/Ota and the Olu of Ajura in Obafemi Owode local government area.

The executive council also approved Chief Rasheed Adisa Raji as the Asipa of Egbaland and Chief Ganiu Egunjobi as the new Otun of Egbaland.

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