Alaafin of Oyo: Jonathan condoles with family, Gov Makinde
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has mourned the passing of the first class traditional ruler of Oyo kingdom, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III.
The monarch died on Friday night after 52 years on the throne.
In a message, Jonathan condoled with the government and people of Oyo State and other family members of the Alaafin.
He said Oba Adeyemi’s voyage on earth was full of notable achievements and an epoch-making reign as a highly revered royal father.
Jonathan who described him as a great leader, bridge builder and a skilled custodian of the tradition and culture of his people added that the Oba’s journey back to his ancestors shuts the curtain on a glorious era in Oyo.
He further said the Oba will be greatly missed across the nation for his wisdom, disposition to peace and unity and other patriotic traits which he daily exhibited.
“I commiserate with his family and the entire people of Oyo; I urge them to take solace in the fact that Oba Adeyemi lived a long and impactful life of service.”
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