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Your demise is collective loss with phycological impact – OCF mourns Soun, Akala, Gboyega, Danmole

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Ogbomosoland Consultative Forum (OCF), has described the death of Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala, Professor Alex Gboyega, Professor Taibat Danmole (nee Oyewumi) as collective loss which has phycological impact and otherwise on the people of Ogbomoso.

The non-political body of prominent Ogbomoso indigenes constituted by the late Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oyewumi said this in a condolence message during a visit to the family of Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala.

Dr. Saka Balogun, one of the group’s coordinators, said in the condolence message that they commiserated with the families of the deceased and the entire Ogbomoso and prayed to God to grant them the fortitude to bear the losses.

The group while urging the deceased families to be courageous, promised to galvanize its strength, unity and faith in Almighty to ensure the development and progress of the land.

“Until his death, he was a member of the triumvirate at the leadership of the OCC. Other members of the leadership of the OCC are General Oladayo Popoola and Dr. Saka Balogun.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, over the last eight weeks (December 2021 to January 2022) Ogbomosoland experienced unprecedented
developments signposted by the transition of our uncommon
traditional ruler who joined his ancestors as well as the loss of some
prominent personalities such as (i) Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala,
Professor Alex Gboyega and Professor (Mrs.) Taibat Bolanle
Danmole (nee- Oyewumi). This is our collective loss and the OCC
commiserates with their families and the entire populace. May the
almighty comfort us all.

“The message we are sending to all our people, the traditional,
religious, community leaders, women and the youths, therefore, is a
message of hope, unity, peace, purposeful leadership and progress.

“In the days and weeks following the transition of our revered
Soun, the OCC has stood in the gap for coordination of affairs and
consultation, while supporting the Palace Council of Chiefs, the royal
family members and ensuring that the peace and security of the community is sustained. The OCC shall continue to play these roles in
a most apolitical manner and in the best interest of Ogbomoso”, the statement said.

While urging Ogbomoso people to always remain peaceful, law
abiding and vigilant, OCC reassures every Ogbomoso indigenes that
there will never be a vacuum in the protection of their interests.

“We also urge our citizens to steadfastly pray for the safety, security
and progress of Ogbomoso, the State and the nation. They should
also pray for the success of all processes that will eventually produce
the next Soun of Ogbomoso.
God bless Ogbomosoland, keep us all safe and grant us good
health. Amen”

Still shocked on the death of Akala, OCC Public Relations Officer, Ambassador Akintola Oyateru said Akala still chaired a virtual meeting the Monday preceding his death where he assigned roles on the befitting funeral plans for the late Soun of Ogbomoso land.

He identified the deceased as a man who was keen about Ogbomoso, in interest and perspectives, saying he was unashamedly inssionately in love with his ancestral home has stood in the gap for coordination of affairs and
consultation, while supporting the Palace Council of Chiefs, the royal
family members and ensuring that the peace and suecurity of the
community is sustained.

He added that the OCC shall continue to play these roles in a most apolitical manner and in the best interest of Ogbomoso.

While urging Ogbomoso people to always remain peaceful, law
abiding and vigilant, OCC reassures every Ogbomoso indigene that
there will never be a vacuum in the protection of their interests.

“We also urge our citizens to steadfastly pray for the safety, security
and progress of Ogbomoso, the State and the nation. They should
also pray for the success of all processes that will eventually produce
the next Soun of Ogbomoso.
God bless Ogbomosoland, keep us all safe and grant us good
health. Amen”

Still shocked on the death of Akala, OCC Public Relations Officer, Ambassador Akintola Oyateru said Akala still chaired a virtual meeting the Monday preceding his death where he assigned roles on the befitting funeral plans for the late Soun of Ogbomo land.

Members of the group at his home includes, Gen. Oladayo Popoola (Rtd.) Chief Bayo Bankole, Amb. Akintola Oyateru, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari, Senator Ayoade Adeseun, Hon. Wumi Oladeji, Dr. Akin Onigbinde SAN, Chief Sunday Adegoke, Professor Adepoju DG FRIN, among others.

They were recieved by the widows of the the late governor, Mrs. Florence and Oluwakemi Akala and other members of the family.

Son of the late former governor Olamiju Alao Akala appreciated OCC for their love and support.

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