Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the appointment of Prince Sefiu Olawale Oyebola as the new Aseyin of Iseyin.
The governor’s approval was contained in a memo signed and released to newsmen in Ibadan on Thursday.
The appointment was in exercise of the powers conferred on the governor by subsections 1 and 2 of the Chiefs’ Law, Cap. 28, Volume I, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.
The state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Honourable Olusegun Olayiwola, also in a statement said the “approval is a culmination of a series of processes stipulated by the extant laws of the state regarding ascension to royal thrones.”
The statement added that the governor congratulated the new Aseyin-Elect, praying that his tenure will usher in greater developments to Iseyin.
The approval of the new Aseyin is coming barely 24 hours when former President Olusegun Obasanjo is expected in the state to inaugurate the 34.85 kilometres Oyo-Iseyin road and the newly-constructed LAUTECH College of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources, Iseyin.
Olawale Semiu Oyebola, the 30th Aseyin of Iseyin, was elected through a voting process among the town’ 10 kingmakers on Tuesday, August 29.
The 53-year-old Aseyin-elect will succeed the Late Aseyin, Oba Salahudeen Abdul Ganiyy Adekunle Ajinese 1.
The late Aseyin died in 2022 after an illness at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He spent 15 years on the throne.
The Aseyin-elect works and resides in the United States of America with his family. (vitalnewsngr.com)