The former National President of Egbeda-Egga Development Union (EDU), Joseph Aiyejoto pjsc mnim has congratulated the new King of Egbeda-Egga Kingdom, a community in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State; His Royal Highness, Oba (Engineer) Noah Olumide Obademi FNSE.
In a congratulatory message to the Obaro of Egbeda-Egga; Oba Obademi, Aiyejoto prayed that the reign of the new King shall bring peace and progress to Egbeda-Egga.
He stated that with the corronation, the race to the stool of the King of Egbeda-Egga has been concluded. Therefore, all sons and daughters of the community must support Oba Obademi wholeheartedly.
According to Aiyejoto, who is the former EDU National President, and currently the Chairman of the Publicity Sub-Committee of the 2023 Egbeda-Egga Day Celebration, kings are installed by the almighty God – the King of kings. And no one ascends the throne of any community without the Divine Hand of God.
Aiyejoto said “the stool of Egbeda-Egga, upon which Engineer Obademi now sits as King, is not only highly reverred and coveted but also laced with various responsibilities, our people have come together, by today’s event to tell you that we are your bone and flesh. And the Almighty God, by permitting this event, said to you, you shall feed my people, the people of Egbeda-Egga, and you shall be a captain over them. As such, all our elders have made you King.”
He encouraged the new king to make a league with the people of Egbeda-Egga to be a King over every indigene of the town; home and abroad, that will reign with the fear of God and respect for humanity.
He also opined that now that the race is over, Oba Obademi has become the King over all sons and daughters of Egbeda-Egga, as well as everyone that is related to them by blood, business or friendship, imploring him to take his Kingship Reign after the order of David, the great King of Israel, in the Bible, who knew and applied humility, forgiveness and generosity as pivots of his reign, leaving legacies that has abided till modern time.
Aiyejoto concluded by pleading with the new King, that “it is not an act of weakness but indeed strength, to apologise, beg and seek for reconciliation, where and when necessary, especially as regards some of the members of the community that may be aggrieved in one way or the other, in the course of the selection process. As the Kabiyesi, you will need every member of the community and people with understanding, for your reign to be peaceful and progressive. I pray to God to endow you with wisdom, knowledge and understanding for a peaceful reign in Egbeda-Egga.”