Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023 election, Mr. Peter Obi, has described the recently installed Soun of Ogbomosho Land, Prince Ghandi Olaoye, as “a man well-equipped and destined for royalty.”
In a congratulatory message, the former Governor of Anambra State also hailed the new Monarch for “taking on this heavy task of bringing a new modern and enlightened dimension to the leadership of traditional institutions in the country.”
Mr. Obi said further that Olaoye’s laudable and most deserved elevation to the throne of his ancestors and his acceptance of the task “is one of the ways to help build a new and egalitarian society that we all would be proud of.”
Full text of the statement reads:
I most heartily congratulate Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye on his installation as the Soun of Ogbomosho Land. Prince Ghandi Olaoye’s elevation to the throne of his ancestors is laudable and most deserved.
Having followed Prince Ghandi’s career, as a Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Washington, I can say that he is a round peg in a round hole, a man well-equipped and destined for royalty.
I appreciate him for taking on this heavy task of bringing a new modern and enlightened dimension to the leadership of traditional institutions in the country. This is one of the ways to help build a new and egalitarian society that we all would be proud of.
Men like the new Royal Father, who desire the progress of humanity and the development of society are encouraged to fully join the task of nation-building by working for the good of society, at different leadership levels. Our traditional institutions have a great contribution to make in our quest for a New Nigeria. I wish him well on his new challenges while encouraging him to continue to work for the progress of his immediate Ogbomosho community and our larger Nigerian society in general. We all must join hands to build the New Nigeria of our dreams.
I congratulate the good people of Ogbomosho and wish the new Soun and his people a fruitful and rewarding reign. The New Nigeria is a land of infinite possibilities. -PO