The Olu of Imasayi in Yewa-North local government area of Ogun state, Oba Lukman Kuoye on Saturday appealed to aggrieved indigenes of the town over his choice as the new Oba.
The monarch urged the other candidates that contested for the stool to put the past behind them and join hands with him to develop the town.
Some aggrieved indigenes of the community had last week staged a protest, describing his emergence as “politically motivated.”
But Oba Kuoye during his official coronation ceremony and conferment of Chieftaincy tittles on prominent indigenes and other personalities in the ancient community, appealed for peace to reign, saying the indigenes of Imasayi cannot afford to be divided over the royal stool.
He said ” I am appealing to all aggrieved citizens of Imasayi to put behind them everything that has happened in the past and let us all come together in synergy to achieve the Imasayi dream.
“We cannot afford to be divided at this moment . The labour of our past heroes should not be put into jeopardy because of our individual and personal differences.”
The monarch however honoured some prominent Nigerians and experts in the country include, a communication expert, Dr. Sola Adeosun as Baaroyin of Imasayi and Chief Yemi Oketola as Sobaloju of Imasayi among others personalities.
The governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun in his remarks urged the traditional ruler to help the government in tackling challenges at the grassroot .
Abiodun who was represented by his deputy , Noimot Salako-Oyedele urged the new Oba to bring back the sons and daughters of the town for its development .
The governor said “there is an opportunity to bring the sons and daughters of Imasayi back home.
“There is a lot of works to be done . search for sons and daughters all over the world.”
Speaking on behalf of other chieftains , the new Sobaloju pledged to facilitate development to the town.
The communication expert charged the new Oba to extend the hands of fellowship to the aggrieved indigenes of the town for the development of the town.