Saturday, May 21, 2022
Oyo 2023 Governorship Hopeful, Adeduntan Mourns Late Soun of Ogbomoso

The Osi Basorun of Ibadanland, -Chief Dr. Azeez Popoola Adeduntan said ,he had received with sadness, the news of the transition of one of Nigeria’s foremost traditional rulers, the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi Ajagungbade 111.

Chief Dr. Adeduntan -an international cardiovascular surgeon and former OYO state commissioner of health,in a statement by his media office in Ibadan on Sunday Morning ,commiserated with the late Soun’s family, his friends, associates and subjects, as well as the government and people of Oyo State on the departure of the first-class monarch.

The leading Guber Aspirant to the Agodi Government house come 2023 believes that the late Ogbomoso monarch will be long remembered and honoured as an advocate of peace, dialogue and reconciliation; and a firm believer that a better future awaits Oyo state and Nigeria.

Osi BASORUN Adeduntan said the best way for friends, close associates and subjects of the monarch to sustain his legacy is to abhor the things that create divisions in the midst of people of Ogbomoso land and instead promote tolerance, love and understanding for one another, as a path to greater Ogbomoso land.

The statement reads: “Osi Basorun Adeduntan commiserates with the Oyo State Government and people of Ogbomoso as well as the Royal Family on the passing of Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi.

“Chief Dr. Adeduntan recognises and pays tribute to the immense contributions of
the revered royal father to the development of his community during his reign of
of many years.

“As a leader who cared so much for his people, the unity and prosperity of his people, state and the nation, Osi Basorun Adeduntan believes Oba Oyewunmi will be remembered for his vibrant leadership, wisdom and courage.
“ I knew OBA OYEWUMI at very close quarters and each time,we met in his palace in the last ten years,he would welcome me with smiles,will instruct the palace guards to sit me by his side ,will commend my indefatigable spirits ,render prayers and encouraging words on my quest to lead OYO state,and his fondest memories of OJA Oba (my place of birth)where he lived as a young man .

“Alhaji AZEEZ Adeduntan with sincere tearful eyes ,prayed with fervency to almighty Allah (SWT),to forgive his sins and transgressions ,comfort his family,and grant eternal repose to his soul.”Ogbomoso,OYO state ,Nigeria ,as well as Adeduntan will miss him

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