Prince Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye has emerged as the new Olowo of Owo.
A civil servant, Prince Ogunoye Ajibade Gbadegesin, has on Friday emerged as the 32rd Olowo of Owo, in Ondo state.
15 senior Omolowo voted to elect Ogunoye at the Olowo Palace courtyard in Owo Friday while prince Olateru Olagbegi score one vote.
16 other princes scored no vote in the election that lasted over three hours. 17 candidates contested for the stool.
The votes were cast by the Senior Omo-Olowos (kingmakers).
The contestants include Princes from the Ogunoye Royal Lineage include Akinola Olawamide, Philip Adegoke Adegbite, Olatunde Aragun, Ademola Adekolaajo, Olarenwaju Adelotan, Ajibade Gbadegesin, Sunday Abimbola Olatunde Aragun, Olugbemiga Peter and Oluduro Micheal Adegboyega.
The emergence of the Olowo-elect is coming four months after the stool became vacant following the death of late Oba Victor Olateru-Olagbegi in April 17 2019. Gbadegesin will be the 32nd king of Owo.
The Olowo of Owo is the paramount Yoruba king of Owo, a city in Ondo State,