The governor of Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde, has described natives of Akure as one of the most upright and honest people in Yoruba land and the nation at large.
The governor stated this while playing host to a delegation from the Deji of Akure which was in Ibadan to commiserate with him on the death of his mother, Madam Abigael Makinde.
The governor described his mother as a role model whose dedication to work, uprightness, boldness and honesty were the traits of Akure people.
“When you see an average Akure man or woman, you see courage and people who are true to their words”, the governor said.
The governor said he was very delighted with the visit and urged Akure people, the kingdom where his mother was born, to actively participate in the burial which he disclosed was schedule for the first week in December.
Governor Seyi Makinde used the occasion to thank the Akure people for standing firm during the last gubernatorial election.
He opined that Akure had shown in commitment that they were ready to be governor of their state.
“However, we will continue to appeal to other divisions and senatorial districts to be on same page with Akure,” he said.
Earlier, leader of the delegation, Senior High Chief Sola Adegbonmire, the Asae of Akure Kingdom, who delivered Oba Aladetoyinbo’s condolence message, had described the mother of the governor as a worthy daughter of Akure Kingdom.
He noted that the Omoregie family, where Madam Abigael hailed from, are exceptional and wonderful people in Akure land.
Oba Aladetoyinbo described the death of Madam Makinde as a painful loss, not only to the Makinde family but the entire Akure Kingdom.
He then prayed that God will grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.