Alaafin’s Death, End Of An Era In Yorubaland, Oyinlola


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A former governor of Osun, Olagunsoye Oyinlola,  has described the transition of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III,  as the end of an era in Yorubaland.

Oyinlola,  in a statement on Saturday in Osogbo, described the late Oba Adeyemi as a true son of Oduduwa, who lived his entire life to extend the frontiers of Yoruba culture and interest within the country.

He said the late Alaafin embodied the very best in institutional Obaship comportment, decency and brilliance.

Oyinlola, who described the late  traditional ruler as a father, recalled the tremendous support the Alaafin gave him while he was the governor of the state,  as well as during his years in Lagos as military administrator.

He said  the transition of the traditional ruler was  a personal loss and a huge set back for the progressive movement in Yorubaland and in Nigeria.

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While extending his condolence to the government and people of Oyo state, Oyinlola prayed God to grant the departed eternal peace and give his family and friends the fortitude to bear the loss (NAN)

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