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Ghandi Removed as Soun of Ogbomoso



The Oyo State High Court sitting in Ogbomoso has sacked Oba Ghandi Olaoye as the new Soun of Ogbomoso.

The court ordered the Oyo State Government to conduct a fresh selection process for the next Soun.

This followed a suit filed by one of the contestants, Kabir Laoye.

Kabir had argued in his suit that Olaoye was not eligible to be appointed as Soun and that his appointment was, therefore, illegal.

The court agreed with Kabir’s argument and ruled that Olaoye’s appointment was null and void.


The court also ordered the government not to appoint anyone to the position until after its judgement.

The Oyo State Government announced Olaoye as the new Soun on September 8, 2023, and he was installed on the same day.

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