Yoruba community in Awka coronates new Oba, gets Soludo’s assurance
The Yoruba Community in Anambra State, at the weekend, coronated the third Oba of Awka, Alhaji Abdul Olahan, popularly called Ezechinedu, (Leader led by God) by his admirers.
Before him were Oba Owolabi I and Oba Oseni II whose transition took place about a year ago. The new Oba, who has spent 68 years in Awka, was barely two years when he was brought to Awka by his late mother, Alhaja Afusat Olahan, to join his late father, who was a tailor, Hamzah Olahan, from Ede town, Ede North Council of Osun State.
Speaking after his coronation, the new king assured that the Yoruba ethnic group would continue to remain peaceful and supportive of the government at all levels. The renowned fashion designer, fabrics and estate management entrepreneur pointed out that the new position is an added responsibility on him to lead, with God’s wisdom, to resolve issues, as well as bridge gaps between people who disagree.