Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has commiserated with the state’s traditional institution and the people of Ajase-Ipo of Irepodun local government area over the demise of the Olupo of Ajase-Ipo, Oba Sikiru Atanda Woleola (Ilufemiloye II).
Abdulrazaq, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Sercretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, expressed shock over the death of the monarch.
According to the statement, the Governor received the news of the passing on Sunday night of his Royal Highness the Olupo of Ajase-Ipo with sadness and equanimity.
He described the late monarch as a great man, a lover of his people, and an inimitable king under whom his people and community blossomed. “His disposition to peace, harmony and development explains the love and wide acceptance he enjoyed from far and wide as a monarch,” the Governor said.
“On behalf of the people and government of Kwara State, the Governor commiserates with the Kwara State Council of Chiefs led by his Royal Highness the Emir of Ilorin, the Irepodun Traditional Council, the people of Ajase-Ipo, the immediate and extended royal families of the ancient town, and friends and associates of the Olupo on this sad development.”
He prayed for the repose of the monarch, and prayed to Allah to grant the community the fortitude to bear the loss.