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Thursday, February 06, 2020

Apomu agog for coronation of Oba Kayode Afolabi - ITREALMS

The ancient town of Apomu is gradually setting agog over the coronation of Oba Kayode Adeneken Afolabi slated for Friday, February 7, 2020, reports ITREALMS.

Sources close to the Palace, information 
ITREALMS that all is now set for the coronation ceremony of Oba Afolabi as the new Alapomu of Apomu land.

Also, the Asiwaju of Apomu, Chief Olaitan Alabi, was quoted in a press statement available to ITREALMS that Apomu is one of the oldest towns in Yorubaland and had been in existence for over 450 years. 

He said the history of old Oyo empire cannot be complete without due reference to Apomu, stressing that the activities of the historic Apomu market contributed immensely to the commercial and economic development of the old Oyo empire.

"Many Royal Fathers of Yorubaland are expected to grace the coronation ceremony. Other people expected are Osun State Executive Council Members, the Speaker, the Leader of Osun State House of Assembly, and 
the Judiciary will not be let behind," he said.

Equally speaking, the Queen of Apomuland, Olori Janet Afolabi said the new Alapomu has good plans for his people. 

"He is deeply concerned about the neglect and the infrastructural decay. He will work towards developing the land. I will join hands with him to ensure that the women and children are not left out of the development process," Olori Afolabi assured.

ITREALMS further gathered that other activities lined up as part of the coronation ceremony include cultural display and musical entertainment by Ayinde Wasiu, among others.

Ayo Midele/Editor
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