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Ex-Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has been named the Otunba Asoludero of Iselu Kingdom, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the former Governor, now a Senator, has accepted the title bestowed on him by the Eselu of Iselu, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi.
In a letter to the monarch, Okorocha accepted the offer, saying the installation could take place at a date of mutual convenience in September 2021.
According to the July 17th letter made available to The Eastern Updates, Okorocha said:
‘I write to convey my acceptance of the revered title of Otunba Asoludero of Iselu Kingdom by Your Royal Majesty.
‘May I express my heartfelt gratitude to you for this great honour and also to restate my great commitment to the service of God and humanity. A date in September 2021 of mutual convenience will be agreed and communicated to you in due course for the installation ceremony at your Palace in Oja Odan.’
The Eastern Updates can confirm that Oba Akinyemi is the only Yoruba traditional ruler that has recently declared his support for the Igbo presidency in 2023.
Furthermore, the Monarch has now confirmed that the acceptance letter was truly from Sen. Okorocha, saying the installation ceremony would be held on September 19, 2021.
‘We hold Senator Rochas Okorocha in high esteem for that which he recorded in Imo state as a former governor and the lofty heights he has attained through the Rochas Okorocha Foundation that has offered no fewer than 25,000 less-privileged and orphans free scholarship from primary school to university education,’ the Oba stated.
He revealed that Okorocha has pledged to establish a school in his domain for the less-privileged and orphans; a gesture he said would help improve the standard of education within and around the border town of Yewa.
He added that Okorocha, with the title, is being adopted as an indigene of Eselu in Ogun State.
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