Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President and Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker have expressed their condolence over the demise of the Olubadan of Ibadan, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I.
The Waziri of Adamawa, in a press release by his media office on Sunday, described Olubadan as “a wise man of age whose counsels and fatherly posturing brought a lot of admiration to traditional institutions.”
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 particularly condoled with his family, Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs and the people and government of Oyo State for losing two highly-rated traditional rulers in quick succession within a month.
The statement further urged the immediate family of the Olubadan to take solace in the remarkable life that the monarch lived and prayed that God should grant the late Olubadan a peaceful repose.
Similarly, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has condoled with the families of Olubadan and the entire people of the state over the monarch’s death.
In a condolence message on Sunday, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said the late Olubadan provided an exemplary leadership with an uncommon love for his people during his reign.
The speaker said Oba Adetunji, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 93, would be sorely missed by all well-meaning sons and daughters of Ibadan and Yorubaland.
He prayed to God to find a peaceful resting place for the late Olubadan and console his family and subjects over the loss.