Olupo Stool: Prince Lameed’s candidacy gets more support, as kingmakers begin selection process

As kingmakers in Ajase-Ipo in Irepodun local government area of Kwara State begins the process to produce the new the traditional ruler of the town, there are strong indications that Prince Lameed Salami who hails from Alebiosu ruling house may emerge the new Olupo of Ajase-Ipo.

This is as individuals and groups within the town have since begun canvassing support for Prince Lameed because they believe he is the best person that can lead Ajase-Ipo and vigorously pursue its progress and development.  

Prince Lameed is a trained mechanical engineer, successful businessman and philanthropist, who has for years, maintained close relationship with people at the grassroots, and also has strong commitment for the growth and development of the town.

If appointed the next Olupo of Ajase-Ipo, he is prepared and ready to deploy his administrative prowess, leadership skills, wide connection in the business community to attract rapid social and economic changes and also maintain the peace and stability of the town.

Already, he has initiated plans for the citing of a tobacco firm in Ajase-Ipo, as some officials of the British America Tobacco (BAT) Nigeria Limited were in town few days ago to carry out an assessment.

Ajase-Ipo has been without commercial banks for some years now, and this has had adverse effects on economic activities in the town. To change this narrative,Prince Lameed has expressed determination to use his influence within the banking industry to ensure the citing of commercial banks in Ajase-Ipo.

The Olupo stool became vacant following the demise of the last occupant of the throne, the late Oba Sikiru Atanda Woleola II who joined his ancestors on died on Friday, 21 February, 2021, at the age of 69. He reigned for almost 12 years. 

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