Emuren Gets New Oba Elect

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Emuren gets new Oba elect
By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Olisa of Emuren Town in Shagamu Local Government, Chief Nosiru Tayo has announced the new Elemuren of Emuren Town, Otunba Adesegun Bolaji-Alowonle.
Tayo, announced the emergence of the new King elect on Sunday after three hours of a closed door meeting for the nomination of the new King by the King Makers of Emuren Town.
Present at the meeting included; the Chairman. Shagamu Local Government,  Oluemi Kafak , Chairman, Shagamu South Local Council Development Agency,  Hon Olugbenga Hassan and Secretary to Shagamu Local Government,  Otunba Wale Fakoya who supervised the process.
There was heavy presence of anti-riot policemen from the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad ,{SRAS}  military personnel,  Agbekoya  and other security  operatives to dislodge  miscreants from disrupting the meeting.
Otunba Segun  Bolaji Alowonle  was among the seven candidates, who were nominated by the members of the Owuyo Rulling House, whose turn is to provide the next monarch of the town.
Speaking after the meeting, Tayo said that four members of the king makers in Emuren Town unanimously voted for the emergence of the new Elemure of Emuren, Otunba Segun Alowonle and are duly grateful for the conclusion of the process which the community had longed for since the death of the former king of the town in 2017.
He said the position of Obaship of Emuren Town was keenly contested.
Seven sons of the Ewuyo family contested for the position of the king and among the seven, one was nominated in the person of Prince Olusegun Alowonle Joshua.
“All the sons were qualified but we consulted far and wide before we took the decision,” he said.
Tayo, who is the Regent of Emuren debunked the rumours making the rounds that money had changed hands, describing it as a lie because nobody collected a dime from anybody.
He said “apart from the traditional steps taken by the King makers, “we looked at other consideration which were education, contribution to the progress of the town, the well withal, behaviour, family background, maturity, and acceptability among the people of Emure especially the youths”.
He stressed that money did not play a role and if it were  for money, the outcome of the election would have been different.
He went further to appeal to all contestants who are Prince and Princess of Awuyo and indeed all citizens of Emure to remain calm and join hands with the Oba elect to move the community forward as the town has been long neglected.
He charged members of the community to carry their problems in their hands and then government will then come to their aid.
He thanked the support of the Governor of Ogun State and the Akarigbo of Remo Land and his Royal Majesty, Oba  Adewale Ajayi and other kings in Remo land .
Tayo cautioned those who are circulating threats of trouble to calm down as it was only God that makes things happen, adding that, “let us take Emure to a greater heigh7t.”
In his acceptance speech, the new Oba Elect, Otunba Segun Bolaji Alowonle  said he was delighted about his emergence as the Oba elect of the Town and he promised to work for the interest of the community.
He said “traditional rulers are subjects to the community and we will work with the people and deliver their message to the government of the day.
“My role is to serve the people as I am the servant of the people and am ready to work with everybody to move the community forward”, he said.

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