The palace of Ooni of Ife, was filled to brim on Saturday 19th October, as the ancient city welcome dignitaries from all walks of life to witnessed conferment of business mogul, chief Kessington Adebutu as Odole of Oodua by Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi in Osun State.
According to tradition, Odole Oodua is a special office in Oduduwa Dynasty in which the title holder works closely with the Ooni to rally the descendants of Oduduwa all over the world with a view to ensuring unity, peace and progress among the Yoruba race.
The Odole of Oodua office had been occupied by the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chief G.O.K Ajayi, making it is a highly revered chieftaincy title in Yoruba land. It was said to have been pioneered by the great Oranmiyan when he was a Prince of Ife.
Among the dignitaries that graced the occasion includes former president Olusegun Obasanjo, vice president Yemi Osinbajo,Ogun and Lagos States governors Prince Dapo Abiodun, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other prominent sons and daughters of Ogun state.
The installation of Adebutu was said to be the first of such conferment by Oba Ogunwusi since his ascension to the throne as the 51st Ooni in the third dynasty of Ife about four years ago.