The Immediate past ALGON Chairman in Oyo State, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye (MDII), has commiserated with family, indigenes of Ibadan,Oyo State Council of Obas and Oyo State Government over the passage of the Olubadan of Ibadan land,Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1.
In a statement he personally signed, Abass-Aleshinloye said the death of the first class traditional ruler was painful and devastating.
The ex- ALGON leader described the late Olubadan as a highly respected traditional ruler who demonstrated immeasurable love for his subjects as well as citizens within and outside his domain.
“He was a courageous man who protected the dignity of the Olubadan stool and ensured that the traditional institution of the country was well respected and honoured,” he said.
Abass-Aleshinloye further stated that Ibadan would sorely miss Adetunji, who he claimed lived a fulfilled life and will be remembered as a peace loving monarch that served his people selflessly until his glorious exit.
“He will be sorely missed for his wise counsel and his passion for unity.
“As mortals we never want our elderly ones to die, but the Holy Books say that all souls must taste death.So, we have to submit to the supreme will of the Almighty from whom we came and unto whom we shall all return,” the former ALGON boss said.
He urged the children and the entire family of the late Olubadan to be consoled by the fact that the late first class monarch lived a good life, imparted lives and left legacies of a good name and honour.
“I pray that God would repose the soul of the departed monarch and comfort the family and the people of Ibadan land,”he added.