Oyedepo Calls For Peaceful Succession To Olomu Throne

The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church (a.k.a Winners Chapel

International) Bishop David Oyedepo, has called for peaceful succession to the throne of Olomu of

Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.


Speaking during an annual general meeting of Omu-Aran Development Association (ODA) held

at Omu-Aran City Complex, Bishop Oyedepo, an indigene of Omu-Aran, urged the Olomu-in-council and the ODA leadership to ensure transparency in the selection of the next king..


It may be recalled that the throne became vacant following the death

of 64-year-old Oba Charles Ibitoye on December 1 during an illness.


“I think we are capable of handling our domestic affairs successfully

by ourselves.


“We should not give room for external influence or rancor in choosing

our leader or leaders.


“We have people of proven integrity and immense wisdom including

professors, permanent secretaries, industrialists and the likes in our

midst,” he said.


The cleric said that the death of some kingmakers within the year

called for more prayers by the community.


The ODA President, Chief Bisi Adeyemi, said that the association had

embraced peace, unity, education, security and infrastructure

maintenance as catalysts for socio-economic development of the



He said that the association had given attention to the town’s

waterworks, Agbaa River bridge and some road projects.

Adeyemi called for donations toward the rehabilitation of the Omu-Aran

City Complex to enable it to continue to serve the purpose for which

it was built.


“The community is lucky to have three 500 KVA and 300 KVA transformers

to boost power supply,’’ remarked.


Chief Festus Awoniyi, the Peru Tayero of Omu-Aran, who led the

Olomu-in-council, urged the people to remain united and peaceful.


He said that the council was working tirelessly to ensure that the

death of Ibitoye would not create unnecessary vacuum in the

administration of the community.


The Chief Imam of Omu-Aran, Alhaji Sodiq Afolayan, urged the community

members to use dialogue rather than confrontation to resolve disputes.


Chief Jide Adebayo, the Chairman of Omu-Aran Festival of Clubs 2017,

announced the postponement of the festival scheduled for Dec. 30.


Adebayo said that the postponement was in honour of the late Ibitoye.