A fifteen year old Prince, Oloyede Adeyeoba has been endorsed by the Ondo State Executive Council as the new Arujale of Okeluse, Ose Local Government Area, Ondo State. According a community source, the crown prince is the only surviving son of the immediate past king. He disclosed that the age is not a barrier to the new monarch because of able chiefs that would work with him. The source also affirmed that the selection of the Oba was based on the custom and tradition of the community.
At the end of the Ondo State Executive Council Meeting held last Monday, the teenager was among the two monarchs approved by the Council. The second monarch approved is Prince Ebenezer Ogunmolasuyi, the Olupenmen of Upenmen, Owo Local Government Area.
At the end of the Council meeting presided by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Lola Fagbemi and his Informaion counterpart, at a Press Briefing, disclosed the outcome of the meeting to the press. Fagbemi told the newsmen that before the Council arrived at the decisions, deliberations took some hours and many factors were considered not neglecting the tradition of the affected communities.
The new monarch would be the youngest king in Nigeria when is crowned and received the staff of office.