The Technocrat and candidate for the Oyo South Senatorial District, Mogaji Joseph Olasunkammi Tegbe has mourned the loss of the 45th Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III who joined his ancestors on Friday, 22 April, 2022.
In his release, Mogaji Tegbe said, “With the transposition of His Imperial Majesty, Alaafin of Oyo, Oyo town, Yoruba Land and infact the entire black race has lost a great Monarch.
Kabiyesi’s death is a personal loss as he has been a father figure especially since 2002 when his friend, my late father passed on”.
He continued, “Ikú Bàbá Yeye enjoyed uncommon longevity and was an epitome of strength and wisdom. In his 83 years, Kabiyesi demonstrated progressive ideals and led a legacy of peace and harmony which Yorubas are known for. He was a rallying point for Yoruba people and a shining light for the entire black race
In his 52 years as Alaafin, Iku Baba Yeye sustained our heritage and identity as a people. With his passing, we have lost an encyclopedia of the culture and traditions. Oyo sons and daughters will remember him for his uncommon wisdom and emotional intelligence which he deployed in administering his domain, fostering peace and sustainable development.”
He further extended his condolences to the Executive Governor of Oyo State, HE Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Government, the Oyo Mesi, the Olori and Ayabas, Prince and Princesses and indeed, all sons and daughters of Oyo in particular and Yoruba race in general on this great loss!