The Oyo State Speaker, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has expressed condolence over the death of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso the first.
The Olubadan reportedly joined his ancestors at the early hours of Sunday at the University College Hospital, UCH Ibadan.
The Speaker in a Condolence message described the passage of the Monarch at the age of 93 as shocking and unbelievable.
” Just within the spate of one month, Oyo State lost three highly revered Obas to the cold hands of death. This is really shocking and unbelievable. First it was the Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, Ajagungbade the third, second was the Asigangan of Igangan, Oba Lasisi Olawuyi Adeoyo and now the Olubadan of Ibadanland. ”
” I’ll like to commiserate with the good people of Ibadanland, and Oyo State in general on this sad incident in the new year. We have lost another highly successful businessman and a good father to us all. Our Government has lost another very good friend and adviser. My heartfelt sympathies to the Oyo State traditional Council of Obas and particularly to the Olubadan in Council for this great loss ”
Hon Ogundoyin stated that late Oba Saliu Adetunji was a principled and morally upright traditional ruler whose fatherly advice will be missed.
According to the Speaker, the reign of the late Olubadan had been relatively peaceful.
He prayed for the repose of the soul of the Olubadan and for Allah to grant him the best abode in Al-Jannah Firdaous.
Recall that the late Oba Adetunji ascended the throne as the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland on March 4, 2016.