Prince Kuoye Lukman Olalekan is the new Olu-Imasai of Imasayi, the historic village of Imasayi in Yewa North LGA, Ogun State.
Following the State Government’s recognition of Prince Kuoye Lukman Olalekan as the Olu-Imasai of Imasayi, the historic village of Imasayi in the Yewa North Local Government of Ogun State there has been a hive of activity.
On Thursday, when word of the new Oba of Imasayi’s acceptance went around the town, indigenes and citizens of the Kingdom flocked to the streets, rejoicing that the best candidate had been chosen as the Imasayi’s paramount monarch.
The new Oba has over two decades of public service experience, and the people of the kingdom are united in their hope that his reign will bring peace and development to the community.
Prince Kuoye of the Oyesokun Ruling House won the selection process in Ayetoro in March 2021, which was performed by traditional chiefs under the tight observation of officials from the Yewa North Local Government.
Kuoye worked for the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, before being elected to the stool of his forebears. He was also a former Secretary and Vice-Chairman of the Transition Committee of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, as well as a Special Assistant to Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State.
Chief Kuoye is a well-known social worker who possesses a master’s degree in social work from Lagos State University and has served as President of the Rotary Club of Atan-Ota and the Rotary Club of Ado-Odo.
The new Olu-Imasayi, who accepted his appointment, congratulated Governor Dapo Abiodun and members of the State Executive Council for endorsing Imasayis’ popular choice.
While praising the chief and kingmakers, Prince Kuoye urged Imasayi indigenes and citizens, particularly those who slogged through the mentioned tool with him, to join him in creating Imasayi Kingdom.
“I want my beloved brothers who fought for this stool with me to realize that we are all victors because my Obaship will be an inclusive administration,” declared the new Oba.
The town’s custodians of customs and tradition have indicated that the new Oba will go into seclusion (Ipebi) in the coming days, in accordance with the town’s processes for appointing a new Oba; and, as expected, the state government’s representative will present him with the staff of office prior to the start of the seclusion right.