BY LEKE ADEGBITE
Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has inaugurated an ultra modern palace hall built by the late Owa-Ale of Ikare, Oba Kolapo Adegbite-Adedoyin before his demise three months ago.
At the occasion held at Owa-Ale’s Palace, Mr Akeredolu said the late monarch was an altruistic Royal Father who conspicuously pursued the cohesion of his community.
The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tayo Oluwatuyi, stated that the demise of Owa-Ale ran a cold shiver down his spine, while noting that the Monarch was a lover of the majority.
Earlier, the Regent of Owa-Ale of Ikare Akoko, Princess Aderinsola Adedoyin, who spoke through Prince Ademola Adedoyin extolled the good virtues of the Governor and his immense support as well encouragement during the lifetime and the demise of the foremost Monarch.
Princess Adedoyin hailed Govenor Akeredolu over the construction of a twin carriage road which in turn reduced incessant accidents in the ancient town.
During the commissioning of the edifice, a renowned Group in Akoko, Igirioke Community Development Association, presented public address system worth thousands of naira as part of their Own contributions to the beffiting palace Hall.
The Olona of Ikare, High Chief Okunade Rafiu, and Oniku of Iku-Ikare, High Chief Mukaila Bello, described the late monarch as highly intelligent, easy-going and a dogged fighter for his people’s course.