Traditional rites of Owa-ale’s passage begin in Ikare Akoko

The traditional rites for the late Owa-Ale of Ikare land, Oba. Samuel Kolapo Adegbite Adedoyin have  begun in Ikare. 

 Residents who all dressed in white attires, trooped out  in their numbers as the community officially announced the passage  of the foremost Monarch who joined his ancestors three months ago.

For the sake of conventional practice, the formal pronouncement for late traditional rulers take 3 months after their demise. 

Oba Adedoyin, joined his ancestors on September 1, 2020 after a brief illness, while reigned for 48 years.

The newly installed Regent, Princess Aderinsola Olabisi Adedoyin, placated some of the bereaved indigenes, noting that Oba. Adegbite reigns forever. 

She underscored the importance of the official announcement, while noting that the established tradition must take its course. 

“Kabiyesi is still alive, we shouldn’t mourn because Regent, Chiefs are still in place, ” Regent Aderinsola said. 

Corroborating the Regent, the Olona of Ikare, High Chief Okunade Rafiu, said the proclamation became imperative as umpteenth people never heard about the passage of the prominent monarch. 

He explained that the established traditions have not slided into oblivion, hence, all highlighted riduments must be followed.

Describing the late Owa-Ale, the Asoju-Oba of Ikare land, Chief Olabisi Babajide, disclosed that his reign brought unprecedented development to the community, noting that his assiduous efforts made Ikare a FocalPoint for commercial activities.

However, traditional rites still continues till 12th of December where funeral service will held on behalf of the late Lawyer.