The new Olu-Imasayi, Prince Kuoye Lukman Olalekan, has commended the state government, kingmakers, and indigenes of the ancient Town of Imasayi, in Yewa North Local Government of Ogun State, for his selection following his emergence as the paramount ruler of the Imasayi.
Prince Kuoye who accepted his selection, praised Governor Dapo Abiodun, and members of State Executive Council for affirming the popular choice of Imasayis and promised to work with all the concerned to build the kingdom of Imasayi to become a model town.
While commending the chief and kingmakers for the selection process which was very clear and irrefutable, Prince Kuoye called on indigenes and residents of Imasayi to cooperate with him towards achieving the dream of building and improving the Kingdom.
He said, I am very grateful for this opportunity and I want to thank my fellow contestants who have gracefully accepted the decision of the people. I want my dear brothers that vied this stool with me to know that we are all winners as my Obaship will be inclusive administration,” the new Oba said.
Prince Kuoye, from Oyesokun Ruling House, emerged victorious during the selection process conducted by the traditional chiefs under the strict supervision of officials of Egbado North Local Government officials in Ayetoro in March, 2021.
The new oba boasts of a wealth of experience in public service spanning over two decades; and the people of the kingdom are unanimous in their belief that his reign will usher peace and development to the town.
Until his selection to the stool of his forefathers, Kuoye worked with National Identity Management Commission, NIMC. He had also served as Special Assistant to Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State and was also a former Secretary and Vice-Chairman, Transition Committee of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government.
A renowned social worker, Chief Kuoye holds a Masters’ Degree in Social Work from Lagos State University and was a former Past President of Rotary Club of Atan-Ota.
The custodians of the town’s customs and tradition have indicated that the new Oba will go into seclusion(Ipebi) in the coming days in line with the town’s processes of appointing a new Oba; and as expected, the representative of the state government will present the staff of office to him, prior to the commencement of the seclusion right.