ODHA sympathizes with Owo people
By Jubril Bada
The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr. Bamidele Oleyelogun and other members of the House have paid a condolence visit to the palace of Olowo to sympathize with the high chiefs, chiefs and family members of the late Oba Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi .
The speaker, who led other lawmakers in the state including the House Chairman, Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Maito Jamiu, Mr. Gudubankole Felemu representing Akoko Southwest Constituency 2, and a member from llaje Constituency 1, Mr. Abayomi Akinruntan expressed their heartfelt condolence with the people of the kingdom.
He said the visit became necessary as a result of the love they have for Owo kingdom and the passion the late traditional ruler had for the state during his reign.
Oleyelogun described the late monarch as a well respected king due to his humanitarian virtues that were incomparable.
Oleyelogun averred that the monarch did not die, but join his ancestors and implored the family members and chiefs in the kingdom to build on the legacy and left behind for the development of Owo town and the entire state.
His words ” He was a peace lover who had the love of the country at heart and this made him to preach peace at all times.
“He was highly respected due to his passion.”
While persuading them not to allow his demise to create setback, Oleyelogun urged them to remain focused and commit to the hand of God the choice of next monarch who will occupy the throne.
He, however, appreciated the deceased for the infrastructural development the kingdom and the state witnessed during his reign.
Earlier, the Ekun Ojoagbara of Owo Kingdom, Alhaji Jamiu Ekungba, described the visit of the legislators as unique which testified to the massive contributions of Oba Olateru-Olagbegi to National development.
He noted that the monarch’s legacy will remain indelible considering the impacts he had made to have Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Mustapha and supreme judges among others as his former students in the Law School.
He said he was a lawyer by practice who had impacted meaningfully on the country through the legal profession.
Ekungba appreciated the lawmakers for the unique visit to commiserate with the people of Owo.