Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
Aspirants for the royal throne of the Soun Of Ogbomoso are to purchase interest form for N250,000 only.
Stonix News gathered that no fewer than 21 interested persons have already done so and timeline for expression of interest has closed forthwith.
The royal throne was thrown open late 2021 when the occupier, Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, passed.
It was gathered that the ruling house, whose turn is to produce the next Soun, has set up a committee that would screen the princes who had expressed interest to the thrown.
It was learnt that the inauguration of the screening committee members was held on Sunday and proper screening of aspirants is expected to commence presently.
The committee’s term of reference include conducting interviews for the aspirants, review their character, conducts, profiles, physical fitness, tolerance and self-control, among others.
The committee is also expected to recommend candidates that would be presented for a final endorsement by the whole family and subsequently by the king makers.
Stonix News further gathered that members of Laoye Ruling House have vowed that the selection of members for the screening committee would also be based on competence, justice and fairness.
“It is only when men of integrity and high moral standards are selected that we can expect to have a good candidate.
“Justice, fairness and unbiased attitude should be the guiding principle.
“The will of God must be allowed to prevail,” a member of the ruling family was quoted as saying.