Alaafin’s Demise, A Colossal Loss – Olowa

Olowa and Paramount Ruler of Igbara-Oke kingdom, Oba Dr. Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede has described the death of Alaafin and Paramount Ruler of Oyo Empire, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Dr. Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi as a colossal loss,  to the Yoruba race and Nigeria at large.

He said the deceased Alaafin remains one of the most influential traditional leaders of all time.

The monarch in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ayodeji Owolabi added that the late Alafin was an  anointed king.

Oba Agbede who received the news of his death with great shock, said Oba Adeyemi has never reneged in his disposition to always stands for the truth, justice and equity.

 According to him, “Iku Baba Yeye” as he is being referred to has indeed contributed greatly to the unity of Traditional Rulers in Yoruba land”. He was a man of principle, and he has left good legacy as a leader.

The monarch said, his death will create a vacuum in the Traditional Councils in Nigeria, due to his wide range of experience as a revered and foremost traditional ruler in the country.

While urging the good people of Oyo to take solace in God, he prayed for the repose of the departed soul to rest in peace