By,; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The newly installed Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Afolabi Olaoye has said his mission is not to make money or name on the throne as Soun of Ogbomosho.
Oba Olaoye who made this known while speaking during his coronation ceremony on Thursday in his inaugural speech when he addressed residents of Ogbomosho, declared that his aim is to put Ogbomosho in its rightful place.
The Soun of Ogbomosho urged the aggrieved people in the town to unite with him for the development and that it is God that sent him to rebuild the city and to work for its progress.
“Ogbomosho will be different. In terms of development, Ogbomoso will be different in terms of peace, Ogbomoso will be different. I want you to know it is a new thing in Ogbomosoland. Imole tuntun lo de yi (A new light has come). Ire tuntun lo de yi (A new goodness has come), he said.
Oba Olaoye added, “Many knew what has been happening, what we have passed through, but we will leave that behind us. Those who are aggrieved, let us unite for the development of Ogbomosoland
” Let us unite so we can move Ogbomosho forward. Let us eschew violence, if we love this city we will rebuild it together. It is God that sent me to rebuild this city, to work for the progress of this city”.
The new Soun stressed, “We have not come to the throne to make wealth, God has given us wealth; we have not come to make a name, God has given us that. To put Ogbomoso in its rightful place is our goal. I assure you, we will make Ogbomoso greater.
“What we have come to do in Ogbomoso has started today, the development of Ogbomoso has started today, new glory has started. Things will change. Good things such as industries will spring up, not one but many. God will give us many.
“I don’t talk much, it is action you will see, What did I say? That is what you will see in the name of the Lord.”