Written by on April 23, 2022

-Steve Ovirih

The Regent of Ayeka kingdom in Okitipupa Local Govt Council, Her Royal Highness, Princess Bar. Oluyemi Bajowa has expressed her heartfelt condolences over the shocking news of the demise of The Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi.

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi’s passing filtered out early saturday morning.

In her message of condolence which she personally endorsed and made available to newsmen at the palace of The Lumure of Ayeka, the Regent said Oba Lamidi Adeyemi was an amiable royal personage, a lover of development and an accomodating Yoruba king who was down to earth and rich in wisdom and understanding.

The first female Regent in Ikale while recalling one of her several encounter with Oba Adeyemi noted that when she was decorated with the Chieftaincy title of “Yeye Oge of Ede Land” by The Timi of Ede, Oba Adeyemi took it upon himself regardless of his busy palace schedule to be personally present at the investiture at Ede Land because of his love and respect for The Bajowa household and The Alaafin pronounced her (the Regent) as his adopted daughter at the event.

The Regent said Oba Adeyemi’s love for Yoruba land is unquantifiable and his desire for Yoruba unity was second to none. while nothing that Alaafin’s departure to the great beyond happened when the entire Yoruba race still require his counselling and discretionary guidance, she added that the sage lived a good life in his life time he was fufiled royal icon whose conduct, carriage, gait and disposition are worthy of emulation

Princess Bajowa also commiserated with The Oyo-Mesi and the entire Alaafin council of chiefs for the great and irreparable loss of one of the leading light of Yoruba tradition both in Nigeria and across the globe. she prayed God to give the chiefs the courage to bear the painful reality of Oba Adeyemi’s exit while also praying to God to chose for them an exemplary replacement in the mould of Oba Adeyemi when the time for such comes.

“I Pray to God to grant the soul of the revered departed royal father a repose in the hereafter, “The Regent of Ayeka added.

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