The new monarch of Akure, the Ondo State, Oba Aladelusi Ogunlade-Aladetoyinbo yesterday ascended the throne after about a month of traditional rites.
Oba Aladetoyinbo replaced the late Oba Adebiyi Adesida who died about three years ago.
At the coronation ceremony, indigenes of Akure and hundreds of visitors trooped out to witness the last set of traditional rites that was performed on Oba Aladetoyinbo, as he was finally crowned the Deji.
Prominent personalities from all walks of life and government functionaries who were in various traditional attires had earlier accompanied the king to perform the rites before he entered the palace around 3pm, to ascend the throne.
The Deji climbed the Omolore mound located in front of the old palace around 3.30pm with his first daughter by his side, to perform the last traditional rites.
The king must climb the mound with his first daughter, because she would act as regent on his demise. The exercise, therefore, qualified the king to have the full traditional rights to act as the Deji.
He had earlier visited the homes of prominent chiefs in the town to announce his grand entry into the palace.
The coronation ceremony brought to an end four weeks of rites that followed his announcement as the new monarch by the state government.
Speaking after the rites and ascension to the throne, the monarch promised to bring development to the town and use his wealth of experience and connection to develop all facets of life.

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