It was a surprising day for the new Aseyin of Iseyinland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Sefiu Olawale Oyebola Adeyeri III, as the Ayedero of Yorubaland, Honourable Shina Peller, gifted him a Mercedes Benz luxury car.
The S-Class Mercedes Benz was presented to the monarch in his house when Honourable Peller paid him a surprise visit.
The current Aseyin succeeded the late Aseyin, Oba Salaudeen Abdulganiyy Adekunle Ajinese I, who joined his ancestors in 2022 after reigning for almost sixteen years. Oba Ajinese I reigned from 2006 to 2022.
It will be recalled that Oba Oyebola, the 30th Aseyin, had contested the throne with other eleven princes but emerged the chosen one.
Earlier in his congratulatory message to the monarch, the Ayedero of Yorubaland had expressed confidence that Oba Oyebola’s ascension to the throne will usher in desirable development to Iseyinland.
Iseyin is regarded as the gateway to Oke Ogun region. Oke Ogun region in Oyo State is blessed with diverse landscape, natural resources and fertile land, which offer immense opportunities to investors particularly in agriculture.
Some of the great potentials of Iseyin are Ikere Gorge Dam and Ado Awaye Suspended lake which is one of the only two suspended lakes in the world. Unfortunately, these resources have remained untapped.
With the emergence of Oba Oyebola as the Aseyin of Iseyinland, many people including the Ayedero of Yorubaland and Oyo State Government have expressed optimism that the monarch’s personality will go a long way in bringing about development to Iseyin and Oke-Ogun at large.
Historically, the bond between Honourable Peller and Oba Adeyeri III could be traced to the previous generation. The late Professor Moshood Abiola Peller and late Oba Adeyeri II, who reigned as the Aseyin of Iseyin from 1978 to 1996, enjoined a very cordial relationship with each other. Many decades after, that cordial relationship between the two families still exist as evident in the case of Honourable Peller and Oba Adeyeri III. Indeed, some relationships are evergreen and transcending!
Oba Oyebola, until his ascension to the throne, lived and worked in the United States of America with his family and has continuously shown interest in the welfare of his people and community at large. Through his charitable foundation, many indigent students of tertiary institutions had access to financial aid.
As the new Aseyin of Iseyin, Honourable Peller believes that Oba Oyebola’s educational background, exposure and experience will count positively as he takes on the revered traditional role.