The kingmakers in Ode Erinje, in Okitipupa Local government of Ondo state, have made another history as they peacefully elected a new king.
The new traditional ruler was elected through secret ballot.
The Election took place at the Okitipupa LG Secretariate on Thursday had in attendant the kingmakers led by High Chief Ayodele Seja, the Holo of Erinje and six other kingmakers, Chief Ayeniyi Olayeye(Ojomo Family), High Chief Aderehinwo A. O, Chief Omosule Akindele, (Lisa Family) and Chief Ademuwagun Ayegbe, (Lijirin family).
Others are, Mr. Olatubora Tobi ( Basorun family), Chief Ebunola Sunday (Odofin family), Mr. Dairo Fabiyi Amos and (Ebiekuraju family).
The contest was between two of the Heirs from the Ebiekuraju Royal family who by rotation their turn to produce the next Oba.
Prince Oladele Fredrick Akinmoye secured seven votes from the seven kingmakers present, while Prince Yemi Festus Olowokandi who was absent got no vote.
The Orungberuwa elect, Prince Oladele Fredrick Akinmoye who came victorious and declared winner by the Head of the kingmakers, High Chief Ayodele Seja in the selection process was full of appreciation to the Kingmakers for the peaceful manner the selection process was organised.
He thanked the management of Okitipupa Local Government and the Governor of Ondo State Arakunrin Akeredolu Odunayo SAN, CON for providing an enabling environment and adequate security during the process.
Prince Oladele prayed for accelerated development, peace, and progress of Ode Erinje during his reign.