By Adesina Usman
The Oluwo of Iwo Land, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi has reacted to dismissed of late alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi lll.
Oluwo in a condolences message Described Late Alafin of Oyo as great hero, said his death is lost to the traditional rulers.
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The statement reads in part, “I visited Baba Alaafin last week when my mind got attracted to him. We had a private jolly talks. We were both happy and joyous as I drank from his wealth of history. At our meeting, we scheduled an event for early next month (May) here in Osun State. As God would have it, I got the news of his demise this morning. But who dare question God?
“The death of Alaafin Iku Baba Yeye, Lamidi Adeyemi Olayiwola was a monumental loss to the traditional institution. His vacuum is most likely irreplaceable. His death is no doubt the end of an era. He was a force and a true, responsible father to the Yoruba nation.
“Even at death, I will continue to adorn him by promoting his achievement. His love and loyalty to Yorubaland was never questionable. He served the land wholeheartedly. Till his death, he was still serving.
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“May your depart be a rest as I pray God should forgive your shortcomings and grant you Aljana Firdaus”.