Gov. Makinde Condoles with Late Alaafin’s Family
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has paid a visit to the palace of Late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola to condole with the family of the monarch and people of Oyo state over the demise of the first class traditional ruler.
Governor Makinde, who was accompanied by top government functionaries while speaking at the palace, said Oyo State had indeed lost the last encyclopedia of tradition and history.
Governor Makinde while pointing out that the vacuum Oba Adeyemi left would be difficult to fill, enjoined people to take solace in the fact that he lived a fulfilled and impactful life.
He urged the Oyomesi, which is the kingmaker of the ancient town after the completion of the necessary rites, to hasten the process of installing a new king in order not to create a vacuum in the highly significant town.
The Oyo helmsman expressed the readiness of his administration to accord the late monarch a befitting burial.
Welcoming the governor on behalf of the royal family, Bishop Ayo Ladigbolu appreciated the governor for the visit, describing Late Oba Adeyemi as an articulate king who brought Oyo town to the limelight for the rest of the world which knew less about it in the past, to see Oyo as the greatest empire.
Also speaking, the eldest son of the late monarch, Prince Babatunde Adeyemi equally thanked the governor for identifying with the family over the demise of his father.
Radio Nigeria reports that eminent Nigerians have been still trouping to the palace of the late Alaafin to commiserate with the family.
Among the dignitaries were the Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare and the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba, Iba Gani Adams.