Alaafin: Accord guber aspirant in Oyo, Ajadi extols virtues of late monarch
…describes Oba Adeyemi as exemplar in royalty
From Ogundele Olanrewaju
An Accord Party gubernatorial candidate for 2023 governorship election in Oyo State, Alhaji Saheed Adegboyega Ajadi has mourned late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi lll.
The monarch, who was 83 years old, died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
Ajadi described the late monarch as an exemplar in royalty, noting that he was a great leader of his people and that his wisdom and wealth of experience would be sorely missed
He expressed condolences to the immediate family of the departed foremost traditional ruler, the Oyo-mesi and all Oyo indigenes as well as the Oyo State Traditional Council and entire Yoruba race.
The governorship aspirant said Oba Adeyemi gave his all to ensure that Oyo town, Oyo state is developed and took its pride of place as one of the major cities and state in Africa.
He said: “The news of the death of our father, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi lll, came as a shock.”
“Kabiyesi’s exit at this time is painful to say the least. His wealth of experience, his immense wisdom and his commitment to seeing a greater Oyo town and a better Oyo State are unrivalled.”
“Oyo town, Oyo State, entire Yoruba race, Nigeria and humanity at large will miss Kabiyesi who was ever ready to give his all to see a better society.”
“I commiserate with his immediate family, the Oyo-mesi and all indigines of Oyo town and the entire Yoruba race home and abroad on the demise of our father.”
“I extend my condolences to Oyo State Traditional Council and pray to God to keep all our Obas safe and give them more years to direct the affairs of our people,” Ajadi said.