Unity and Heritage Celebrated as Ijesa Hosts Soun of Ogbomosoland at Grand Traditional Gathering in Ilesa

The esteemed Ijesa South and North Traditional Rulers graciously hosted The Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Ghandi Afolabi Olaoye, at the distinguished residence of the Ogboni of Ipole-Ijesa, Oba Oyebade Samson Kehinde Oyeleye, today in Ilesa.

This illustrious gathering featured the presence of several notable Traditional Rulers. Among the distinguished attendees were His Royal Majesty, the Owaloko of Iloko-Ijesa, Oba Akeem Ogungbangbe; His Royal Majesty, the Elegboro of Ijebu-Jesa, Oba Olufemi Agunsoye; His Royal Majesty, the Alademure of Ibokun, Oba Festus Kayode Adegboro; His Royal Majesty, the Owaomiran of Esa-Oke, Oba Adeyemi Adediran; and His Royal Majesty, the Tirimi of Iperindo, Oba Adedeji Olusegun Isaiah, among others.

In his address, The Ogboni of Ipole-Ijesa, Oba Oyebade Samson Kehinde Oyeleye, expressed profound gratitude to God for the opportunity given to the Ijesa people to host the Soun of Ogbomosoland for the first time since he emerged and was installed as the monarch of the ancient town.

Oba Oyeleye also prayed for the continued flourishing of the robust relationship between the Ijesa and Ogbomoso peoples.

Furthermore, the Atakumosa East Traditional Council President highlighted a notable point: the Soun of Ogbomoso’s mother is an Ijesa woman from the prestigious Ogendengbe family.

This familiar tie underscores the deep connections and shared heritage between the two regions.

In his remarks, the Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Ghandi Afolabi Olaoye, commended the relentless efforts of traditional rulers in promoting peace, progress, and development within their domains.

He acknowledged the complexities and challenges involved in the day-to-day management of palace affairs, especially considering the current economic realities in the country.

The Monarch expressed his heartfelt appreciation to his Ijesa counterparts for the warm and hospitable reception he received.

He emphasized the importance of unity among traditional rulers in Yorubaland, noting that such solidarity is crucial for the overall growth and development of the region.

Prior to this regal assembly, The Ogbomoso Monarch honored the Owa Ibokun Adimula and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, with a visit.

This gesture further reinforced the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the traditional rulers, symbolizing a united front for the advancement of their people and culture.

The event not only celebrated the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Yoruba people but also served as a platform for fostering unity and collaboration among the traditional institutions in Yorubaland.

The presence of these esteemed rulers underscored the significance of such gatherings in strengthening the ties that bind their communities and ensuring the continued prosperity of the region.

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