Oba Ghandi, a round peg in a round hole for Ogbomoso – Larry


A philanthropist, Kayode Amoo, has said the appointment of Oba Ghandi Afọlábí Ọláoyè, Orumógege III as the 28th Soun of Ogbomoso is the right step in the right direction.

He said Oba Ghandi who is a descendant of the 9th Soun of Ogbomoso, the late Oba Laoye Orumogege from Baiyewuwon ruling house of Aremo House, Ode-Aremo, Ogbomoso is the right Monarch to take the town to its manifest destiny.


He described the Monarch as a man of many parts whose vast wealth of knowledge and experience remain unrivalled in Ogbomoso, Oyo state, Nigeria, Africa and the world as a whole.

He noted that as a thoroughbred scholar who has served in various national and international capacities, Oba Ghandi was “no doubt a round peg in a round hole”.

According to him, the new Soun of Ogbomoso will bring his wealth of knowledge to bear in the discharge of his new responsibilities as a monarch.

“Just as the Late Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi who reigned between 1973 to 2021, Oba Ghandi has always been silently contributing to the growth and development of Ogbomosoland, I believe his coming in to fill the vacuum will further add more colour to the achievements of Oba Oladunni”.

The Ogbomoso born International Architect added, “ We thank Almighty God for giving us Oba Ghandi Afọlábí Ọláoyè, Orumógege III at this critical time when he is best needed. I am saying congratulations to him once again and I pray that the Almighty God will give him the needed energy and wisdom to take on this new responsibility.”