…New Owa-Ale Crowned in Ikare Akoko
The new Owa-Ale of Ikare Akoko, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adeleke Adefemi Adegbite-Adedoyin has been CROWNED in line with over 700 yr-old Ikare tradition and customs following the Ondo state Government’s due approval as required by the laws.
The traditional rites and crowning of the new monarch were performed by Kingmakers and traditional chiefs of the community including the Olona of Ikare, High Chief Rafiu Okunade; the Olokoja of Okoja, High Chief Idowu Ogunye; the Oniku of Iku, High Chief Mukaila Bello; the Olowu of Okorun, High Chief Aderemi Olowu among others.
Our correspondent who witnessed the traditional event held at Owa-Ale’s Palace, reports that Oba Adeleke Adegbite-Adedoyin took turn to go into seclusion to change into different beaded crowns brought from Ile-Ife by the founder of Ikare, Owa-Ale Agbaode about year 1384.
Addressing his subjects who filled the palace to capacity, the new Owa-Ale, Oba Adeleke Adegbite-Adedoyin promised to defend the interest of Ikare for peaceful coexistence of all residents and rapid development.
Oba Adegbite-Adedoyin who succeeds his departed father, Oba Kolapo Adegbite-Adedoyin who joined his ancestors in September, 2020, commended ongoing dualisation of Ikare township Roads by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration.
The monarch who appreciated traditional rulers under the Ondo state Council of Obas for their support for Owa-Ale dynasty during the demise of Oba Kolapo, noted that the Ikare people would continue to be in the forefront of ensuring development and peaceful coexistence in the state.
The coronation ceremony of the monarch will hold at a later date for social celebration.