Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church has called for a peaceful succession to the throne of Olomu of Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Oyedepo, an indigene of Omu-Aran, made the call on Tuesday during an annual general meeting of Omu-Aran Development Association held at the Omu-Aran City Complex.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the throne became vacant following the death of 64-year-old Oba Charles Ibitoye on Dec. 1 after an illness.
Oyedepo urged the Olomu-in-council and the ODA leadership to ensure transparency in the selection of the next king.
“I think we are capable of handling our domestic affairs successfully by ourselves."
“We should not give room for external influence or rancor in choosing our leader or leaders."
“We have people of proven integrity and immense wisdom including professors, permanent secretaries, industrialists and the likes in our midst,” he said.
The cleric said that the death of some kingmakers within the year called for more prayers by the community.