Akande-Sadipe Mourns Olubadan
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The lawmaker representing Oluyole Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Ms Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, has mourned the death of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, describing him as a brave and courageous leader.
The House of Representatives member, in a condolence message issued in Ibadan on Sunday by her media aide, Mr Olamilekan Olusada, noted that the late monarch led his people with utmost diligence and unassuming dedication, commending his strong adherence for peace, progress and development.
Business Post reports that the revered traditional ruler joined his ancestors today at the age of 93. He died at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo State.
In her message, Ms Akande-Sadipe the 41st Olubadan would long be remembered in the annals of Ibadan and Oyo State for being an exemplar in virtually all facets of life.
“On behalf of my constituency, I extend my condolences to the good people of Ibadan land, the Olubadan-in-council, and the immediate family members of the late Oba Adetunji,” she said.
The lawmaker added that the late monarch was a creditable leader whose reign as Olubadan united his people, and witnessed massive development in the State.
“With heavy heart, I mourn and condole with the immediate family of our father, Oba Saliu Adetunji, the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, the people of Ibadanland and Oyo State as a whole. The passing unto glory of our Father has saddened us all”.
“Kabiyesi lived a very value-added and meaningful life ascending the throne in 2016. Prior to that he had a fruitful fashion designing business and his music label promoted the likes of famous musicians such Wasiu Ayinde Marshal and Dauda Epo Akara.
“I pray that God should repose the soul of the departed monarch and comfort the family and the people of Ibadan,” she added.
Oba Adetunji was a successful businessman and first class traditional ruler died after close to five years on the throne of his forefathers.