Oluwo pays condolence visit to Olupo-in-Council
Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, yesterday, paid condolence visit to the Olupo-in-Council over the death of the Olupo of Oluponna, Oba Emmanuel Onaolapo Oyebamiji, Fadare II.
Oluwo, who was accompanied by the Oloja of Agbarire (Oba Alajide), Otunba of Iwoland, Chief Sikiru Wahab Atanda, Oosa of Iwoland, Chief Yekini Orobimpe, princes and other chiefs, was received by the Olupo-in-Council.
He described the late Olupo as a distinguished monarch, whose lifetime was committed to the development of the town throughout his 22-year reign, saying the late monarch symbolised industry, resourcefulness, who prioritised his subjects’ welfare and future.
Oba Akanbi, who said Olupo’s legacy had immortalised him, tasked princes and chiefs to sustain the deceased’ tempo through appointment of worthy successor, adding that Olupo was one of the few monarchs, who did not sell the lands of his subjects.
Speaking on behalf of the town, Otunba of Oluponna, Chief Julius Ademola Akinlabi, commended the Oluwo and his entourage, adding that the Olupo’s death had created personal vacuum that would be difficult to fill.
Akinlabi, who is also President of the Oluponna Development Association (ODA), assured that due process would be followed in consultation with the Oluwo to ensure that the legacies of Oluponna were sustained and improved upon.