Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The Oba of Awka, Alhaji Abdul Olahan, has reassured the total support of the Yoruba community to the government of Anambra State, as he seeks to sustain the peaceful coexistence of his Yoruba group and the people of Anambra State.
Oba Olahan popularly called Ezechinedu, (Leader led by God) was recently crowned as the third Oba of Awka, succeeding Oba Owolabi I and Oba Oseni II whose transition took place about a year ago.
Speaking after his coronation, the new king assured that the Yoruba ethnic group would continue to remain peaceful and supportive of the government at all levels.
The Oba pointed out that the new position is an added responsibility on him to lead, with God’s wisdom, to resolve issues, as well as bridge gaps between people who disagree.
Oba Olahan, who is a renowned fashion designer, fabrics, and estate management entrepreneur, has spent 68 years in Awka.
He was barely two years when he was brought to Awka by his late mother, Alhaja Afusat Olahan, to join his late father, Hamzah Olahan, who was a tailor from Ede town, Ede North Council of Osun State.