The former president chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday meet with the newly appointed Olowu of Owu kingdom, Prof. Saka Adelola Matemilola, at his residence in Ita-Iyalode, Abeokuta, Ogun state.in the presence of high chiefs of Owu Kingdom which included the Towulade of Akinale, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye; Chief Niy Adegbenro.
Obasanjo appreciated the Ogun State government for approving the selection of Oba Matemilola as the successor of the late Oba Adegboyega Dosumu who joined his ancestors on December 12, 2021.
He said “We (kingmakers) did what we are supposed to do, and some people were not happy with us, but we thank God that after the kingmakers completed their assignment, the state government approved his appointment.
“I want to assure you (Matemilola) of my unalloyed support and the support of the entire sons and daughters of Owu kingdom in your journey as the new Olowu of Owu kingdom.
the former president said. “In our history, this is the first time a new king will be filling a vacant seat within a short period. We have to preserve our culture. Culture is the totality of our existence, and we must not allow it to go into extinction.
He also urged chiefs and other Owu people not to disturb the new traditional ruler at “Ipebi” during the seclusion period.”