A gubernatorial hopeful of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo state, Engineer Joseph Olasunkanmi Tegbe has described Soun of Ogbomoso, Òba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III as a pillar of support to him and the entire family.
Tegbe in a condolence message made available to Pacesetter news on Sunday stated that the monarch was his father who played significant role as the father of the day at his wedding ceremony.
He added that the monarch was an icon of peace and development under whose Ogbomoso witnessed unprecedented advancement economically, socially, educationally and politically.
His words: “I received with shock, the passage of our Distinguished Royal Father, Òba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade, the Soun of Ogbomosho.
“Kabiyesi was an icon of peace and development under whose reign Ogbomoso witnessed unprecedented advancement economically, socially, educationally and politically.
“Kabiyesi was a father to me, and he indeed played this role as the Father of the Day at my wedding ceremony about 3 decades ago. Till his last moment, he remained a pillar of support to me, my darling wife – Abimbola and our entire family.
“I hereby extend my condolences to the entire Royal Family especially Olori Auntie Laronke, the Oyo State Government, H.E Otunba Alao Akala, Sen. Fatai Buhari, Sen Ayo Adeseun and the entire sons and daughters of Ogbomoso land and Oyo state in general
“May the Almighty console all of us, overlook his shortcomings and admit him into Aljanah Firdaus”.