Story By Joshua Adetunji
The one time Nigeria Ambassador to Philipines and veteran journalist, Dr Yemi Farounbi and a former member of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Bode Olajumoke has described the late Owa Tapa Of Itapa Ijesha, Dr Olapade Agoro as courageous and fearless until he breathed his last.
The duo stated this at the funeral service for Late Dr Agoro held at his Oluyole Extension residence on Friday.
According to Dr Farounbi, “the late politician was sincere, principled and intelligent whose input in all issues affecting his immediate society and the nation were always timely.
“He was very courageous and God fearing in delivering his message to all kinds of people while he was alive”.
Also, Senator Bode Olajumoke eulogised the unwavering commitment of the deceased to the tenets of democratic governance in Nigeria which made him a delight to anyone that came across him.
In his exhortation at the service, Pastor Thomas Daodu said the late presidential candidate of National Action Council (NAC) during 2023 and 2027 presidential election lived well for his nation and humanity.
Bishop Daodu enjoined family members of the late politician to be of good cheer for the deceased is certain to be at the right hand of God Almighty.
Olopade is type of man that will speak the truth to your face not minding what you might do to him. He is a great and prosperous leader worthy to be emulated.”
In his message to the service, the Owa Obòkun of Ìjèsà Land, represented by one of his high chiefs, admonished the children of the deceased to maintain love and unity amongst themselves.
Some children of the deceased who were not present at the funeral in their virtual farewell, mourned the demise of their father and wished him a perfect peace in death.
Late Olapade Agoro contested for the Nation President in 2003 and 2017, he was the first Black African to be honoured as a Distinguished Guest of the Society of Automotive Engineers, he was also the Spiritual Head of Aladura Christian Communion worldwide.
Late Rev’d Dr. Olapade Agoro is survived by children and grandchildren.