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Timi of Ede, another monarch die

Posted by By Tunde Odesola on 2007/08/23 | Views: 753 |

Timi of Ede, another monarch die


Two prominent traditional rulers in Osun State, the Timi of Ede, Oba Tijani Adewusi, and the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Ilufoye Orisatoyinbo, have joined their ancestors. They both died on Monday.

Two prominent traditional rulers in Osun State, the Timi of Ede, Oba Tijani Adewusi, and the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Ilufoye Orisatoyinbo, have joined their ancestors. They both died on Monday.

It was gathered that the Timi suffered a stroke on Monday while taking his bath in London, where he had gone for medical checkup last Sunday.

The traditional ruler returned from London penultimate Sunday and had to go back last Sunday when he was feeling sick.

The Olufon, according to reliable sources, died of diabetes related ailment. It was gathered that he passed on in his palace.

The Chairman, Ede Descendants Union, Alhaji Wahabi Ayanfe, broke the news of Timi’s death to the state Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, on Wednesday.

The Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Chief Adejare Bello, who is a native of Ede. He described the death of the foremost traditional ruler as a great loss.

“I will miss their wise counsel, more so, they were among the greatest pillars of my administration,” he said.

He added that government would immortalise their names.

President, Federation of Ede Youths Development Association, Mr. Lukman Afolabi, said that by the passing on of the Timi, Ede had lost its symbol of unity and peace.

A visit to Ifon and Ede showed that markets, however, remained open but scores of sympathisers were seen moving to the palaces of the late monarchs.

Policemen have been drafted to maintain law and order around the palaces.

Meanwhile, the Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has described as shocking, the demise of the two prominent monarchs in the state.

Oyinlola commiserated with the people of Ifon and Ede while receiving some chiefs, prominent indigenes of Ede led by the Chairman of Ede Descendants Union, Alhaji Wahabi Ayofe.

The Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Adejare Bello, said the death of the traditional rulers would be a great vacuum to fill.

He said both the Olufon and the Timi were among the greatest pillars of his administration, stressing “I will miss their wise advice.”

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.