Ibadan monarchs condole with Ajimobi over Oyo Speaker’s death
THE recently elevated traditional rulers in Ibadan, Oyo State, yesterday, commiserated with the State Government over the death of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Michael Adeyemo last week Friday.
Rt Honourable (Barrister) Michael Adeyemo
The traditional rulers, led by the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, expressed their sympathy during a condolence visit to GovernorAbiola Ajimobi in his office.
Balogun, who spoke on behalf of others, said Adeyemo’s death was least expected.
He said: “47 years is far too young to die. We are very much grieved. We pray that God grant his soul eternal rest and the family fortitude to bear the loss.”
Ajimobi, in his response, described Adeyemo as a patriotic, diligent and hardworking young man, adding that “I have witnessed and read about many speakers in Oyo State. I have worked with two and heard about six, but without any equivocation, Adeyemo was the best that I ever knew.”
“He is the best in terms of intellect, humility, integrity, knowledge and in terms of all a human being should be like. It’s been very painful that we lost him”, Ajimobi said.
Among those on the delegation were Oba Owolabi Olakunlehin, Balogun of Ibadanland and Oba Eddy Oyewole, Ashipa-Olubadan of Ibadanland.
Others included Oba Amidu Ajibade, Ekaarun-Olubadan of Ibadanland; Oba Lateef Adebimpe, Ashipa-Balogun of Ibadanland and Oba Kolawole Adegbola, Ekaarun-Balogun of Ibadanland.