RCCG Pastor, Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye Appointed As New Soun Of Ogbomosho, Peter Obi Reacts

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) nominee for president in 2023, congratulated Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye, the newly elected Soun of Ogbomosho.

According to, Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, gave his approval to Prince Olaoye’s nomination as the new Soun of Ogbomoso.

Olusegun Olayiwola, the state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy matters, announced this in a statement on Saturday. He highlighted that the long-drawn-out procedures outlined by law were followed in the emergence of Ghandi.

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Before becoming the next Soun of Ogbomosho, the newly appointed king has already arrived in Nigeria and is undergoing customary procedures.

Obi responded to the appointment by congratulating Olaoye on his selection, referring to it as “a round peg in a round hole” on his account on the X platform, formerly known as Twitter.

The LP flagbearer congratulated the new royal father a prosperous and fulfilling reign and asked him to create an equitable country that everyone would be proud of.

The former Anambra State Governor wrote: “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.

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“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.

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“The New Nigeria is a land of infinite possibilities. -PO”


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