Senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District, Dr Ajibola Basiru says the transition of the Akirun of Ikirun land, Oba AbduRauf Olayiwola Adedeji is the end of a glorious monarchical era.
In a condolence message to the Adedeji Royal family and the people of Ikirun, Spokesperson of the Senate, Senator Basiru described the news of the passage of the famed monarch as schoking, particularly at this time when progressive politics is again finding its feet on the nation’s political turf.
“Baba was a traditional ruler whose loyalty for any cause he believed in was never in doubt. His stand for truth and justice reflected in his avowed commitment to the validation of the mandate freely given to Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola by the people of the state in April 2007.”
” I will continue to cherish the invaluable role Kaabiyesi Akirun played in my emergence as the senator representing his Senatorial District and the support I always enjoyed from him since my election. Baba exemplified simplicity, humanity and humility combined with royal candor.”
Senator Ajibola Basiru commiserates with Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Osun Traditional Council led by the Ooni of Ife, sons and daughters of Ikirun, good people of Osun Central and the entire citizens of Osun, praying Allah to grant the late Oba AbduRauf Olayiwola Adedeji Aljanat Firdaus as he prayed Allaah to be with the family the monarch has left behind and grant them the fortitude to bear the sudden loss.