Idris Bolaji Abiola-Ajimobi on Saturday said the death of the first class monarch, Alaafin Adeyemi, is a great loss to the yoruba speaking states in particular and the entire nation at large, noting that the monarch would be missed by the people of great minds.
Idris, who is the son of the two-term Governor of Oyo State, Late Senator Abiola Ajimobi, stated this while condoling with the immediate family of the late Monarch, the people of Oyo town and the entire nation.
In a statement he personally signed in his Ibadan residence, Idris Abiola-Ajimobi described the monarch as a man of formidable intellectual capacity, an epitome of knowledge, an Academician, a man with an impeccable personality.
According to him, “We need to continue praying to God, for his mercy and always seeks for forgiveness. Three top-class monarchs have joined their ancestors within months. Baba has lived a good life, all we need to do now as Baba’s children is to continue to pray that Almighty Allah should grant him eternal rest. I want the teeming indigenes of Oyo and Oyo state as a whole to devote time for prayers for the state, especially our fathers, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi, a Senior Chief of Ibadanland and many other prominent people of the state.”
“I condole with the family of the late Monarch, on the demise of our First Class Monarch. I pray God in His infinite mercies to comfort baba’s wives and the children,” Idris Abiola-Ajimobi said
Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State in South-West Nigeria.
He was 83 years old and the longest-reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.