Gboyega Famoodun, president of the All Progressive Congress of Osun State, was named the new Igbajo Owa on Tuesday morning.
Oba Famoodun succeeds the late Oba Olufemi Fasade, who passed away in 2020.
In a video of the installation shared by former Osun State Information and Strategy Commissioner Sunday Akere, the Famoodun is adorned with symbolic “Akoko” leaves as part of the installation ceremony.
Dressed in all white, Farmerton is understood to have undergone the requisite inauguration in the early hours of Tuesday before appearing publicly in front of Aboriginal people.
Famoodun’s father, Oba Adelani, ruled before the last occupant of the throne, Oba Fasade.
On Monday, the Osun state government announced the appointment of Farmerton as Igbajo’s new governor.
Information and Citizenship Orientation Commissioner Funke Egbemode announced the appointment in a statement after Monday’s state executive council meeting.
The statement read in part: “At a meeting held on November 11, 2022, the Prince of Farmedun was unanimously chosen as the sole candidate for the Consulship of Owa Okod.
“Until his appointment as the Owa-elect, Prince Adegboyega Famodun, a consummate politician, was the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state.
“His appointment is effective immediately.”