From the Pen to the Throne! Ex-Journalist, Obalanlege Emerges as New Olota of Ota

Ex-Journalist and lecturer, Prince Adeyemi Obalanlege, has emerged the Olota-elect.

His emergence was announced by the king-makers at the headquarters of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State on Tuesday, Novenber 28.

Obalanlege, 52, succeeds the late Olota, Oba Alani Oyede, who joined his ancestors May 25, 2016 after 19 years on the throne, reports PUNCH.

Obalanlege, who was formerly a member of staff at Television Continental, until now was a lecturer at the Crescent University, Abeokuta.

The five king-makers voted unanimously for him, enabling him to beat 22 other contestants to the stool.

Meanwhile, the Olota-in-Council was reported to be preparing to present the Oba-elect to the state government .


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Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.


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  1. This is good… Hard work and Determination really pays

  2. Grace in action,smile’s from pen to throne.

    Team c

  3. Congratulations Sir. I pray you will represent the people well. Group K

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