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The Otileta Ruling House of Owu Kingdom will produce the rightful candidate for the ancestral vacant stool of Olowu of Owu in Abeokuta North local government area of Ogun State.
The Akogun of Owu, Chief Isola Akinsipo disclosed this on Thursday at a press conference held at the Olowu’s palace, Oke-Ago-Owu in Abeokuta.
Akinsipo said that the selection process for the next monarch will commence after all the rites for the late Olowu have been completed.
He expressed optimism that before the end of the year, the new Olowu which will come from Otileta Ruling House will emerge.
Also speaking, the Jagunmolu of Owu, Chief Rotimi Olasode-Martins, said the Owu Kingdom will on Friday, January 21, Saturday, 22 and Sunday, 23 organize a night of tribute, interfaith/interdenominational and Thanksgiving services for the late Olowu of Owu, Oba Adegboyega Dosumu.
Chief Olasode-Martins noted that the activities were to celebrate the passing of their late monarch.
Olasode-Martins, who is also the Chairman, Planning Committee of the two-day event tagged ‘Celebration of Life’, explained that the committee, having got the nod of the Balogun of Owu Kingdom, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, will organize a night of tribute on Friday at Oba Adisa Odeleye Park, Sokori, Abeokuta, starting from 4p.m.
He added that the interdenominational/interfaith service to be conducted by the Ogun State Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Owu Muslim Community, will commence by 10a.m on Saturday at the same venue.
The Owu High Chief, however, said a Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday, at the Mainland Baptist Church at Oke Ago-Owu.
Oba Dosumu had joined his forebears on December 12, 2021 at the age of 85.