By Emmanuel Kehinde, Ilorin
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday led top government functionaries, chieftains and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the palace of Olupo of Ajase-Ipo in Irepodun local government to commiserate with the community over the passage of the Olupo Oba Sikiru Atanda Woleola.
Members of the high-powered delegation included Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi, Chairman APC caretaker committee Alhaji Abdullahi Samari, Lawyer Kunle Sulaiman, Alhaji L’Aziz Jimoh, Chief Sunday Fagbemi, Senator Suleiman Makanjuola Ajadi, Senator Ahmed Muhammad, Chief James Ayeni, former commissioners in the state Alhaji Abdulmumeen Katibi, Barrister Salman Jawondo, and Alhaji Femi Wahab Agbaje.
In his brief remarks, AbdulRazaq commiserated with the family of the late Olupo of Ajase-Ipo, the entire community and the Igbomina people.
“On behalf of the government and good people of the state, we came here to pay you a sincere condolence visit. All we can say is may Allaah give you the fortitude to bear the loss. May Allaah grant him Aljanah Firdaus,” he said.
Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi, on his part, urged members of the Olupo family to jealously guide the good name of the late monarch.
Alabi appealed to members of the community to continue to live in peace and harmony for the progress of the community.
The APC chieftains, who took turn to eulogise the Olupo of Ajase-Ipo, said the traditional ruler served the community and the state to the best of what God Almighty had directed him to do, praying Allaah to grant him Al-jannah Firdaus.
The Olomu of Omu-Aran Oba AbdulRaheem Adeoti, who spoke on behalf of the traditional rulers in Irepodun local government, also commiserated with Governor AbdulRazaq over the demise of the first class monarch.
Oba Adeoti extolled the good virtues of the late Olupo and applauded Governor AbdulRazaq for standing by the community during the trying period.
President Ajase-Ipo Descendants Union Barrister Ibrahim Abdulkadir, for his part, appreciated the governor for leading the crème de la crème of the state to condole the community over the passage of the monarch.