Ooni pays tribute to Aseyin

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has condoled with government and people of Oyo State, Iseyin and Oke Ogun indigenes over the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba AbdulGaniy Adekunle Salawudeen, who joined his ancestors yesterday.

Oba Ogunwusi, through his Director of Media & Public Affairs, Otunba Moses Olafare, in a statement on Monday, described the Aseyin as a frontline monarch whose transition was unimaginable and a collossal loss to the Oduduwa race.

The Ooni, who doubles as Co-chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), further described the late traditional ruler as an unforgettable close ally strongly convinced about the unity of the Oodua people and who selflessly joined in his peace and unification agenda, recalling how the Aseyin made his entourage to several local and international peace and unity trips

“Kabiyesi Aseyin will be greatly missed as a close ally of the Ooni with whom he traveled many times alongside other Yoruba kings to meet their teaming subjects in countries like UK, Ghana, USA & Brazil. The late Aseyin was indeed a peaceloving and easygoing Yoruba frontline progressive monarch who devoted his reign for the progress of Iseyin Kingdom, Oke-Ogun and Oyo State at large. He was a patriotic descendant of Oduduwa and very dependable ally who worked closely and with strong commitment with the Ooni and other dedicated Oodua monarchs for peace and tranquility of the entire Oduduwa race.” Olafare said.

While praying for the departed king and his family, Ooni Ogunwusi, the Natural Head of the Oduduwa race worldwide enjoined people and the kingmakers of the ancient town of Iseyin not to leave any stone unturned to give the late great king a befitting burial rites in total compliance with the customs and traditions inherited from their ancestors.

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