Prince Adesanmi Ogunmolasuyi, a senior legislative assistant to former Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, became the elected Olupenmen of the Upenmen community in the Owo local government area of Ondo state on Tuesday.
Latest Nigeria Newspaper report that Ogunmolasuyi, 47, emerged after polling the five votes cast by the kings makers to beat his contestant, Prince Olawole Folarin, who had no vote.
The election was overseen by Mr. According Omojuwa, Director of Local Government Administration on the local Owo council.
Prior to his appointment as Saraki’s assistant in 2015, Ogunmolasuyi had held many political positions in the state, including the leader of the local government legislative council between 1999 and 2002.
He was also a special assistant to the president of the Chamber of the Ondo State Assembly between 2007 and 2009.
Olupenmen-elect, which is a member of the Nigerian Public Relations Institute (NIPR), is from the Ayiwoye Akinola ruling house and its name is expected to be sent to the state government for ratification.
His selection was received with joy in the city, especially among the young people who had crowded the Olupenmen Palace to witness the exercise. Reacting, Ogunmolasuyi thanked the townspeople for the trust placed in him and promised to take the town to greater heights.
Latest Nigeria Newspaper report that the Olupenmen stool was vacant in August 2017 after the disappearance of the late retired colonel Oba Samuel Ademulegun.