Buhari and Obasanjo have reacted to the death of Soun of Ogbomosho.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that President Muhammadu Buhari and Former President Olusegun Obasanjo have reacted to the death of Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III.
In a statement signed by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari condoled with the family of His Royal Highness, the Soun of Ogbomoso land, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, CFR, on his death.
He said: “The President commiserates with the Government and people of Oyo State and especially the indigenes of Ogbomosoland on the demise of the frontline traditional ruler whose reign of 48 years reinforced the town as a land of peace, accommodating and a bastion of history and tradition.
“President Buhari also joins the Oyo State Council of Obas in mourning the First Class Traditional ruler, who will forever be remembered for his counsel and commitment to the unity and harmony within their ranks.”
Also, former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, in his condolence message, described the late monarch as a good friend who contributed to the political, social, and economic life of Ogbomoso.
He said the deceased will be remembered as a patriot and custodian of cultural and traditional values.
“Oba Oyewumi was an extraordinary person blessed with qualities and characteristics which made him one of the most unforgettable men of our generation. He was a successful businessman,” Mr Obasanjo wrote.
“He was one of those, early in the history of Nigeria, that really made living outside one’s place of birth a home and great success. I can still vividly remember his contribution to social life in Jos in the 1960s and 70s. He made his business in Jos where he was well at home and respected. I met him in Jos in 1961 and since then we had become friends.
“He lived a life of not only of service but also of peace among his fellow Obas and within his own community without allowing himself to be swayed from what is right and correct for a traditional ruler by politicians,” he added.
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