Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has joined several others in mourning the death of the Soun of Ogbomosho land, Oba Oyewumi Oladunni Ajagungbade III.
Atiku in a statement on Sunday where he expressed sadness and shock over the demise of the traditional ruler stated that the king’s elderly counsels and admonitions would be sorely missed.
He also described the reign of the Soun as very remarkable.
As earlier reported by Naija News, the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, died on Sunday morning at the age of 95.
Reacting to the demise of the first class traditional ruler, Atiku in a statement by his media office on Sunday said though the king died at an old age and after a long reign, his passing is still a shock.
He noted that the monarch not only brought peace to the land, but also lived well as a businessman.
Atiku through the statement, sent condolences to the late king’s family, the people of Ogbomosho, and the Oyo State government.
“I join other friends and admirers of Ogbomosho land to mourn the transition of Oba Ajagungbade III. Although we are sad that his exit will deny us of his elderly counsels and admonitions, it is remarkable that the late king lived a life of accomplishments as a foremost businessman and a traditional ruler whose reign was remarkably outstanding.
“While I condole with his immediate family and the good people of Ogbomosho land, I also express my deepest condolences to the Oyo State government on the loss of a traditional ruler with towering credentials. I pray that God grants his soul a peaceful repose,” he wrote.
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