President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Ogbomosho royal family, the people of Ogbomosholand, as well as the government of Oyo State, over the passage of the Soun of Ogbomosho, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, (CFR), who died on Sunday.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, President Buhari said the renowned monarch would always be remembered for his counsel and commitment to unity and harmony.
“President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with the family of His Royal Highness, the Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, CFR, on the demise of the highly revered traditional ruler earlier on Sunday.
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“The President commiserates with the government and people of Oyo State and especially the indigenes of Ogbomosoland on the demise of the frontline traditional ruler whose reign of 48 years reinforced the town as a land of peace, accommodating and a bastion of history and tradition.
“President Buhari also joins the Oyo State Council of Obas in mourning the First Class Traditional ruler, who will forever be remembered for his counsel and commitment to the unity and harmony within their ranks.
“He urges sons and daughters of Ogbomosoland to be consoled with the fact that Oba Oyewumi accentuated his reign with the development and progress of the community through enduring peace and extension of hands of fellowship to peoples of other lands.
“President Buhari prays that Almighty Allah will repose his soul,” the statement said.
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