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Jubilation As Prince Oladepo Emerges New Salu Of Edunabon

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It was jubilation, Friday in Edunabon, Ife North-West Local Council Development Area, Osun state as Prince Kehinde Olatunde Oladepo emerged the new Salu of Edunabon.

CityMirrorNews correspondent who was in the ancient town reports that the people of the Edunabon thronged the streets to celebrate the emergence of Prince Oladepo as the new king.

Oladepo, who hails from Amoloye Compound in Isiboni ruling house emerged as the 2nd beaded-crown Salu of Edunabon after the two warrant chiefs assigned by the state government unanimously voted for him, defeating six other contestants to the stool.

Among the contestants to the stool were Prince Oluwafemi Akinropo, Olawale Adeboye Isaac, Odunlade Samson, Adeyeye Samuel Oluwaseye, Adebayo Nasiru and Onifade Rapheal.

His emergence was announced after rigorous meetings, which included the warrant chiefs and executives of Ife North West Local Council Development Area.

It would be recalled that the immediate past Salu, Oba Elijah Omoloye Oyelade, Agunbiade I, joined his ancestors on August 4, 2017.

According to one of the warrant chiefs, Seye Oyelade from Ile Akunran in Edunabon, the process that led to the emergence of oba-elect was transparent, fair, and thereby urged the people of the community to join hands with the new monarch.

Also, chairman, Ife North West LCDA, Edunabon, Hon. Ademola Olabisi Olabamigbe said the process witnessed a lot of challenges but ended peacefully.

He also charged the new monarch to do everything within his power in transforming Edunabon during his reign.

The Oba-elect, Olatunde Oladepo, who was full of praises to God said his enthronement was a fulfilment of prophesy.

He therefore called on other contestants to see his victory as theirs, as he also promised to use his wealth of experience in moving the ancient town forward.

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