The Olukere of Odo Ojo Ikere Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, has received his staff of office from the Ekiti state government.

After years of agitation, he has now been fully recognised as a monarch.

Watch the moment he received his staff of office below;

The territory that Olukere occupies and superintends over was also given autonomy by the government and is to be named Odo Oja, Ikere Ekiti.

Ikere is the second-largest city in Ekiti State.

Obasoyin, whose predecessors agitated for similar recognition but were rebuffed by previous administrations, had always claimed that his progenitors founded Ikere kingdom before the coming of the paramount ruler of the town and the Ogoga of Ikere.

But the present Ogoga, Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado, insisted that Olukere was a mere chief priest without any connection to royalty.

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