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Regional News of Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Source: MyNigeria

15-year-old, journalist appointed king in Ondo State

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A 15-year-old teenager and a journalist have been appointed monarchs in Ondo State.

The appointment was ratified by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

The 15-year-old, Prince Oloyede Adeyeoba is the only surviving son of the late king, according to sources. He will now serve as the Arujale of Okeluse in Ose local government area of the state.

Also approved to rule Owo is Prince Ebenezer Adewunmi Ogunmolasuyi, a 47-year-old Mass Communication and Journalism graduate from the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, NIJ.

Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Lola Fagbemi, said Ogunmolasuyi’s appointment was decided by an election conducted by kingmakers in the community.

He emerged the Olupenmen of Upenmen in Owo local government Area of Ondo State on September 10th, 2019.

This was after polling all the five available votes from the kingmakers to beat his only challenger, Prince Olawole Folarin who had no vote. The election was supervised by Mr. Segun Omojuwa, the Director of Local Government Administration in Owo local government.