The new Oba according to the release made available to newsmen yesterday by the National Coordinator, Oodua Peoples ‘Congress (OPC) and Convener , Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) Otunba Gani Adams “is a consummate royal personality whose deeds and acts since his sojourn on Earth have been noble , kingly , regal and royal.”
Otunba Adams who congratulated the new Oluwo said that “His selection as the prince to sit on the stead of his fore fathers was never a surprise to me because he has been born with the aura of a wonderful king”.
He revealed that “The ascension of Oba Olawale Rasheed as the new Oluwo of Iwo will be watershed and opening of new vista in the history of existence of Iwo and the annals of history of the good people of Iwo”.
Otunba Adams said that the Iwo people would soon realize that they have made a divine choice of an Oba as “Oba Olwale’s era will bring forth unprecedented development in socio – economic sector which is waiting for improvement in the town”.
He called on the new Oba not “to forget or jettison the pristine traditional culture and ethics of the Obaship institution which are the fundamentals of reining successfully”.
Otunba Adams pointed out that the ascension on the throne of Oba Olawale Rasheed has made him the head of all, “I mean ALL and EVERY other persons, or things, whether animate, in animate, seen and unseeing in Iwo Land. Thus it behoves you, kabiyesi, to ensure the observation of all rites and pacification of all the elements of reign in the town so as to be how it should be.”
He called on the people of Iwo land to rejoice and gird their loins in support of the new Oba who is going to transform Iwo to an enviable towns never witnessed before.
Otunba Adams also commended Governor Rauf Aregbesola for allowing the traditional process to go through without official interference thus ensuring peaceful enthronement of agent of change in Iwo land .