Amosun Condoles With Makinde Over Alaafin’s Passing

Senator Ibikunle Amosun, representing Ogun Central Senatorial district has condoled with the Oyomesi, the Government and good people of Oyo State, and the entire Yorubaland over the passing of the revered traditional ruler, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo at 83
In a statement Senator Amosun personally signed, he described the exit of Oba Adeyemi as a great loss to Yorubaland and indeed, the whole of Nigeria.
He said Oba Adeyemi was a symbol and custodian of the rich culture and tradition of the Yoruba traditional institution as well as a source of inspiration for the entire Yorubaland.
He described the late monarch as a cherished leader and a respected Elder Statesman who demonstrated exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment towards the unity, cohesion, harmony and continued development of the Oyo empire, the entire Yorubaland and Nigeria. At a personal level, Senator Amosun disclosed that he has lost a counsellor and adviser whose wisdom and courage are not in surplus supply in this clime.
Senator Amosun says: “It is on record that Oba Adeyemi’s 51-year reign as the Alaafin of Oyo brought about economic growth and all-round development to the Oyo town, Oyo State and Nigeria”
“He was a detribalised monarch who epitomised and championed peaceful co-existence and unity of the people. He was a human library of Yoruba and Nigeria’s chequered history. I commiserate with His Excellency, Engr Seyi Makinde, the Governor, and the good people, of Oyo State on the passage of Kabiyesi”
“My heart also goes out to the family of Kabiyesi and the entire good people of Oyo. For them, Kabiyesi has left a huge shoe that will be difficult to fill”
He prays to Allah to grant the late king Aljannah Firdaus and grant his family, the people of Oyo and Oyo State as well as  the entire Yorubaland the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
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