Olowo’s burial rites end today – Ekungba
From Jimoh Ahmed, Owo
All traditional burial rites for the late Olowo of Owo, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi III ends today (Friday May 3, 2019).
This was disclosed to The Hope by Chief Jamiu Afolabi Ekungba, the Ekon Odo Agbara of Owo at the Olowo’s palace on Thursday.
Ekungba said all the rites were strictly according to the tradition of Owo which accords a demised Olowo a 17-day burial rites.
Similarly he said the ban on beating of leather drums and burial has also been lifted, while all is set for the selection of new Olowo.
According to him, all the senior Omolowos will put heads together for the selection and thereafter present whoever emerges to the Kingmakers for ratification.
Meanwhile Ekungba has appealed to the people of Owo especially those who are not concerned with the selection to give peace a chance and stay clear of any act that may truncate the existing peace in the town.
Similarly he warned politicians not to interfere with the process and to learn from the past.
“As we will be going into the process of selecting another Olowo, people, especially those who have no business in the process should give peace a chance.”
“Similarly, politicians should not hijack the process. They should learn from the mistakes of the past.”