The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sali Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 has eulogised the late immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi on Friday.

In a statement made available by his aide, Mr Adeola Oloko, he said “it is not in Yoruba custom and tradition for a father to announce the obituary of his son.

“Words are not enough to describe the untimely, exit of former Governor Ajimobi an illustrious son and Aare of Ibadanland. One recalls that the last time Kabiyesi and Ajimobi met was at Ibadan House, Oke Aremo sometimes in February, this year. A wall (not hall) of fame built in honour of some illustrious Ibadan indigenes had been erected just before the outbreak of COVID-19. Nobody had the slightest idea that death would come calling to him so quickly.”

Ajimobi was vibrant and full of life on that occasion. Our prayer has always been that our children should outlive us. But, who are we to challenge the sovereignty of Almighty God who gives and takes without question? the statement reads in part.

On behalf of the entire people of Ibadanland, His Majesty, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji mourns the passage of Aare Abiola Ajimobi. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Our hearts go to his immediate family, especially Chief Mrs Florence Ajimobi and the children.

It is our prayer that Almighty Allah would give all his friend and relatives the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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