…..as Akure celebrate Seyi Makinde’s mother in at a day of tribute.
The Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi has reaffirmed that the people of the Kingdom will continue to unite irrespective of political differences.
Oba Aladelusi gave the assurance at a day of tribute organised in honour of the late mother of the Governor of Oyo State, Mrs Abigail Omojolagbe Makinde (Nee Omoregie).
At the programme well attended by Akure Community, Oba Aladelusi said the decision to celebrate Mama Makinde was borne out of genuine love and a total reversal of the old order in which many Akures were not celebrated despite their positive impacts on people.
“As you can see today, the people of Akure have demonstrated that they are now more united and ready to remain together, nothwithstanding the circumstances” Oba Aladetoyinbo said.
In his remark and tribute, the PDP Governorship candidate in the last Ondo governorship election, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede described late Madam Abigail Makinde as a loving and caring mother.
He said mama dedicated her life to the service of God and humanity throughout her life time.
Jegede said Akure community and indeed the people of Ibadan would miss her immense contributions to the things of God and mankind.
Various speakers at the day of tribute eulogized Madam Abigail Makinde for her various impacts in the life of her children, family and community.
The chairman of the planning committee who is also the Edemo of Akure, High Chief Afolabi Fayehun thanked the Kabiyesi and the entire Akure kingdom for giving mama a befitting farewell.
“This is highly commendable”, he said.
Diginitaries at the events included Traditional Rulers, Akure High Chiefs,, A former House of Reps member, Hon. Debo Ologunagba former Member representing Akure North/South Federal, Hon Omolafe Adedayo (Expensive) represented by His Senior Legislative Aide, Prof. Ebenezer Arifalo Iyalajes/Iyalojas.
Olus/Baales, Omoregie Family, Political Leaders, various youth and interest groups, Akure students among others.