Today will go down in history as the day His Excellency Governor Yahaya Bello presented the staff of office to the 44th Obaro of Kabba to His Royal Majesty, Oba Solomon Dele Owoniyi.
While presenting his speech, His Excellency states that the selection of the Obaro was done in strict compliance with due process. Whilst congratulating the new monarch and enjoined him to rule with fairness, equity and justice, Governor Bello commended the spirit of sportsmanship displayed by all other contenders to the throne affirming his confidence that Oba Owoniyi would be a great traditional leader and father for the whole of Okunland.
All keen observers of Kogi politics and governance attest to Governor Bello’s deep respect for the traditional institution. A respect borne out of his conviction that the traditional institution is pivotal to sustainable development as well as a key partner on improvement and sustenance of security in the state.
Wishing you the new Obaro a peaceful reign on the throne of his fore-fathers.
K’ade pe l’ori, k’bata pe l’ese, ki irukere pe l’owo.
Petra Akinti Onyegbule
Chief Press Secretary.