BY LEKE ADEGBITE
The Primate of the African Church Wordwide, Rt. Rev. Julius Abbe, says the good deeds of late Oba Samuel Kolapo Adegbite-Adedoyin, the Owa-Ale of Ikare-Akoko will remain evergreen in the memory of the Church.
Primate Abbe stated this during a church service as part of the final burial rites for Oba Adedoyin at the Ebenezer African Church, Ikare in Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Describing the dauntless lawyer, the African Church Primate, said the departed Owa-Ale was conspicuously known for his unbiased judgment and settlement of disputes, adding that he was unanimously chosen as the Lay President of the Church in the early 90s after considering his unbeatable feats.
Speaking at the eventful service, Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Hon. Victor Olabimtan, commiserated with the residents of the ancient town of Ikare over the unexpected demise of Oba Adedoyin, noting that the departed monarch worked tirelessly for the development of the town throughout his lifetime.
In an interview at the event, the Alale of Akungba-Akoko, Oba Sunday Adeyeye-Ajimo, and the Olupe of Ipe, Oba Francis Apata, said their President was a dogged man who fought a good cause for his colleagues.
On her part, the Regent of Owa-Ale of Ikare, Princess Aderinsola Adedoyin assured that the people would continue to toe the line of communal service laid down by the late Royal Father, Oba Samuel Adegbite-Adedoyin