By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Saturday led members of the State Executive Council and Hoise of Assembly members on a condolence visit to Lanlate, the country home of the late Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Michael Adeyemo,.
In his message in the condolence register opened at the Lanlate home of the Adeyemos, Governor Ajimobi described the death of the speaker as the greatest loss his administration and the All Progressives Congress family in the state had so far recorded.
“He was a brilliant, eloquent, intelligent, diligent and most patriotic speaker I ever met. He contributed immensely to the success of this (Ajimobi’s) administration. He was a peacemaker, bridge builder and a great son of Lanlate, Oyo State and Nigeria. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.”
Speaking on behalf of the late Speaker’s family, a leader of the APC in Ibarapa zone, Apostle Samson Aderounmu, said that the parents and the entire family were taken aback by the news of his sudden death, adding that he held a meeting with the late speaker on the eve of his death, during when he said he did not show any sign of illness or premonition that he was seeing him for the last time.
The APC leader stressed that since the sad news filtered through Lanlate and the entire Ibarapa zone, family, friends and political associates and leaders of the deceased had been in anguish
At the palace of the Arowooje of Lanlate, Oba Lateef Olagoke; the
Osi Lanlate, Chief Adegboye Adelani while speaking on behalf of Oba Olagoke described the death of the late Speaker as a tragic loss to the town and the Ibarapa zone considering his monumental contributions to their development.
Oba Olagoke assured Governor Ajimobi of the continued support of the people of the zone for his administration and the APC in spite of the death of the Speaker, Eruwa Oba Adegbola .
“I cannot begin to recount the positive contributions of Adeyemo to the progress and development of our land.”
“He was our illustrious son whom we hold in high esteem. I appeal to the governor to continue to remember Lanlate for good, in memory of our son. My other appeal is to his colleagues in the Assembly to uphold the legacy of peace and sustain the existing cooperation between them and the executive, which Adeyemo established during his period as speaker of the House.”
The Eleruwa of Eruwa . Oba Samuel Adegbola while receiving Governor Ajimobi into his palace declared that he saw an ebullient and lively Speaker when he visited him in his palace a few days ago to commiserate with him and the people of Eruwa on the death of one of the prominent chiefs in the town.
“It is not until the sad news of his death was broken to us that the entire zone realized the enormity of favour done to us with the zoning of the position of the speaker of the state Assembly to us. Adeyemo was a very responsible and caring son of the land. His death is a great loss to the state and the country as a whole. He will be remembered for his ability to manage the House peacefully and for promoting stability in the state. Our greatest pain is that he left behind his parents and young
The governor was in company with his wife, Chief Florence Ajimobi; Deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo; all executive council members; members of the House of Assembly, led by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Abdulwasi Musa; State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Akin Oke, among others.