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39-yr-old ex policeman emerges new Salu of Edunabon

Niyi Akande, Osogbo.

A retired policeman, Sergeant Kehinde Olatunde Oladepo is the new Salu of Edunabon, a town in Ife North West Local Council Development Area of Osun state.

It would be recalled that the immediate past Salu, Oba Elijah Omoloye Oyelade, Agunbiade I, joined his ancestors on August 4, 2017.

39-year old Prince Oladepo who hails from Amoloye Compound in Isiboni ruling house emerged the 2nd beaded-crown Salu of Edunabon after the two warrant chiefs assigned by the state government unanimously voted for him.

He beat six other contestants to the stool.

The contestants were; Prince Oluwafemi Akinropo, Olawale Adeboye Isaac, Odunlade Samson, Adeyeye Samuel Oluwaseye, Adebayo Nasiru and Onifade Rapheal.

His emergence was announced after rigorous meetings, which included the warrant chiefs and executives of Ife North West Local Council Development Area.

According to one of the warrant chiefs, Seye Oyelade from Ile Akunran in Edunabon, the process that led to the emergence of oba-elect was transparent, fair, and thereby urged the people of the community to join hands with the new monarch.

Also, chairman, Ife North West LCDA, Edunabon, Hon. Ademola Olabisi Olabamigbe said the process witnessed a lot of challenges but ended peacefully. 

He also charged the new monarch to do everything within his power in transforming Edunabon during his reign.

The Oba-elect, Olatunde Oladepo, who was full of praises to God said his emergence is a fulfilment of prophesy.

He therefore called on other contestants to see his victory as theirs, as he also promised to use his wealth of experience in moving the ancient town forward.

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