Benson Akingbaso Is Alade-Idanre’s New Oba Elect

May 3, 2024 | 2023 Elections | 0 comments

Otunba Benson Akingbaso has been selected as the Aladeokun of Alade, a prominent city in Idanreland within the Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State.

His appointment comes four years after the passing of the late Oba Olusegun Ayodele Akinbola in 2020 at the age of 80.

The election, held on Monday, April 29, 2024, saw Akingbaso in contention with Akinboro Toba for the throne.

Following the election, the Regent and Lisa of Alade-Idanre, Oladipo Akinsowon, announced that Akingbaso secured 12 votes while Toba received three votes. He affirmed that the selection process adhered to the town’s tradition.

Akinsowon, who also serves as the Head of the community’s Kingmakers, justified the process, stating, “After the voting, the outcome shows that Otunba Benson Akingbaso had 12 votes while Prince Akinboro Toba had three votes, and in view of this, I therefore declare Akingbaso as the Oba-elect.”

He outlined the subsequent steps, including informing the local government of Alade’s choice for the Oba, confirmation by the local government secretary, and formal appointment confirmation by the regent’s office, with copies sent to the chieftaincy commission in Akure. Traditional authorities will then coordinate the installation process.

Akingbaso expressed gratitude for the opportunity and pledged to promote peace, unity, and development within the community while also emphasizing the restoration of moral values.

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