Pastor Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye has been appointed as the new Soun of Ogbomoso.
His appointment was approved by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.
Ghandi who is a prince of the ancient town was until his appointment as monarch, a serving pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Olusegun Olayiwola said in a statement on Saturday that the announcement followed the long-drawn processes specified under the law.
“His Excellency congratulates the new Soun-elect on his ascension to the throne of his forebears,” the statement said.
The Commissioner said the exalted position has placed the monarch-elect in the position to facilitate harmony, understanding and tolerance amongst his people.
The Commissioner also urged all sons and daughters of the ancient city of Ogbomoso to work with the monarch to consolidate the successes of his forefathers.