By; ODEYEMI SAMUEL, Akure
The Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has assured the people of the state that his administration will not impose or influence the selection of any traditional ruler in the state.
The governor made this known at the coronation ceremony and presentation of staff of office to the Kalasuwe of Apoiland, Oba (Prof.) Sunday Adejimola Amuseghan Lawe II at Methodist Primary School Playground, King City, Oboro community in Ese-Odo.
Kalasuwe, a first class traditional title in the state and which stool became vacant 11 years ago following the demise of Oba Samuel Adetimehin Oladiran, is in charge of Nine Apoi communities.
At the event attended by the Deputy Governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, who hails from Apoi, Akeredolu described the process that led to the selection of Amuseghan as Kalasuwe as flawless promising not to interfere in selection of any oba in the state.
According to the Governor, “I am not interested in who becomes the king in any town. It is you people that will select who will be your king and it is our duty to approve your choice when presented to us”.
Akeredolu said he observed that the king is a popular choice, stressing that his choice was devoid of any protest after his selection . He urged the New King to lead his people well.
The Governor however lauded the efforts of all the traditional rulers in the state in ensuring that peace reigns Supreme in their various domains.
He further stressed that he based his commendation on the report of the members of the institute for security studies, who were in the state for a study tour.
He reiterated his committed to building massive infrastructure in the southern Senatorial District.
The Governor assured that the Sabomi , Okitipupa/ Ayeka-Irele roads will be completed soon.
Other dignitaries at the event included Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde, Commissioner of Local Govenment and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mrs Lola Fagbemi, Commissoner for Land and Housing, Mr. Donald Ojogo, and Senator Yele Omogunwa.