By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
Ogunsua of Modakeke, Oba Moses Oladejo Oyediran, Ajombadi III, has joined his ancestors.
The exact date of his demise could not be ascertained, but it was gathered that the 95-year-old monarch may have passed on at the beginning of the week.
The late monarch, who hailed from Ajombadi compound, in Modakeke, was installed as Ogunsua in October 2018, after the demise of Oba Francis Olatunji Adedoyin.
Reacting to the monarch’s demise, Osun State Government in a statement signed on Friday by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, described Oba Oyediran as a God-fearing royal father who was an embodiment of wisdom and fairness.
Egbemode recalled the monarch’s role in ensuring that peace was restored to the community when a communal clash broke out last year.
“The Government of Osun State hereby commiserates with the Ajombadi Ruling House, the people of Modakeke, the Council of Traditional Rulers and indeed the entire state over the demise of the Ogunsua of Modakeke, Oba Moses Oladejo Oyediran, Ajombadi III.
“He will be forever remembered for his progressive ideology, peaceful demeanour and his love for the people of Modakeke during his little over three years on the stool of Ogunsua.
“Though his reign was short, the late Ogunsua made his mark and did the best he could for his people. He had lofty expectations for the development of Modakeke, and he was fortunate to witness some of the interventions of the government to uplift the socio-economic and infrastructural status of the town, part of which was the reconstruction of Famia road.
“When the peace of his community was threatened last year, he rose to the occasion and worked tirelessly with the Government to restore peace in Modakeke. He was a leader loved and respected by his people,” the statement read in part.