Gbadegesin emerged as the new king after polling 14 out of the 15 votes cast by the kingmakers.Gbadegesin will be succeeding the late monarch of the town, Oba Victor Olateru Olagbegi and will be the 32nd Olowo of Owo.
Speaking after his emergence, the new monarch said this would be the first time the selection of a monarch will be peaceful
He commended other contestants for their spirit of sportsmanship and promised to work with every stakeholders for the development of Owo Kingdom.
He assured the people of the kingdom that his reign would usher new development to the town.
15 senior Omolowo voted to elect Ogunoye at the Olowo Palace courtyard in Owo Friday while prince Olateru Olagbegi score one vote. 16 other princes scored no vote in the election that lasted over three hours. 17 candidates contested for the stool. The contestants include Princes from the Ogunoye Royal Lineage include Akinola Olawamide, Philip Adegoke Adegbite, Olatunde Aragun, Ademola Adekolaajo, Olarenwaju Adelotan, Ajibade Gbadegesin, Sunday Abimbola Olatunde Aragun, Olugbemiga Peter and Oluduro Micheal Adegboyega.
Other Ogunoye princes include Emmanuel Ademola, Adegboyega Ajibola, Victor, Monday Ogundeji and Olanrewaju Bernard.
From the Olateru- Olagbegi royal lineage are Solomon Olusegun Mowasola, Adesuyi Olateru- Olagbegi and Olaleke Olateru Olagbegi. Also from the Ajike royal lineage are Olatunbosun Olayemi and Charles Adedayo. Details later