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Pere of Ijaw-Apoiland set for colourful coronation on Sunday

The proud and ancient kingdom and people of Ijaw-Apoiland will be making history on Sunday March 11th, 2018, with the crowning of the 15th Pere of the kingdom and the 2nd ruler in the Lawe dynasty.

Little wonder the mood across the Ijaw-Apoiland and among Apois in particular was one of great excitement, as Igbekebor in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo state and its environs, had been burnished for visitors from around the world who will be trooping into the city for the coronation of His Royal Majesty, Oba (Professor) Sunday Adejimola Amuseghan, Lawe II, the Kalasuwe of Apoiland.

The crowning is the climax of series of traditional rites that commenced at Igbotu on 3rd March, 2018 and later moved to Oboro, where the Pere has since been in spiritual seclusion.

According to the Press Statement from Kalasuwe Palace, the traditional crowning will take place at Igbekebo at 9.30am on 12th March and the Oba and members of his entourage will proceed to Kiribo, the ancestral home of Apois, for Iwure and thereafter move back to Kalasuwe Palace, Oboro.

Similar ceremony took place about 66 years ago when the immediate past Kalasuwe, Oba Oladiran was crowned. All Apois, home and in diaspora, friends and historical researchers are expected to grace the occasion.

Meanwhile, a separate date is being proposed for the official presentation of Staff of Office to Kalasuwe, by the State Governor, Arakunrin Odunayo Akeredolu.

Major dignitaries expected to attend the coronation on Sunday include the Governor of Ondo state and his deputy, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu; traditional rulers from all sections of the country; members of the diplomatic community; members of federal and state legislatures; and thousands of Ijaw nation from various walks of life.


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