The Orangun of Oke-Ila, Oba Adedokun Omoniyi Abolarin, a secondary school mate of the new monarch, extended his congratulations and offered advice, saying, "I urge you to honor all men irrespective of their religion, ages, and class in the society."
Oba Abolarin emphasized the importance of acting in accordance with scripture, specifically citing 1 Peter 2:17, and added, "Monarchs are Shepherds, and as Christians, we have been admonished to honor all men."
He continued, "Also, the fear of God must be your watchword. I don't have a problem with that because as a priest in the temple of God, you must have the fear of God. All men must be honored, the poor, the rich, the traditional worshippers, and other classes of people. That is who a leader is in Yorubaland and Worldwide."
He concluded by wishing the new monarch a successful reign and thanking Governor Makinde for facilitating the appointment.
The Muslim community in Ogbomosoland also extended their felicitations to Prince Olaoye, the Soun-elect. The Grand Chief Imam, Tellat, Yunus Olushina Ayilara II, described his selection as a welcome development and urged Ogbomoso indigenes to support him in building a peaceful and prosperous Ogbomosoland.
Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the immediate past Chief Press Secretary to the Oyo state Governor and General Editor of Nigerian Tribune, expressed his approval of Prince Olaoye's selection. He remarked that the ancient town had been waiting for a new king since the demise of Oba Oyewumi, and he encouraged the new monarch to build on the late king's legacy.
He also mentioned the community's desire for development and expressed hope that the new king would support ideas like the establishment of Ogbomoso University to transform Ogbomoso into a cosmopolitan city.