Following the demise of a foremost traditional ruler, Oba Samuel Kolapo Adegbite-Adedoyin, the Owa-Ale of Ikare land, in Akoko North East local Government area of Ondo State, arrangements are in top gears to round off a three month traditional rites for the late monarch.
It was, gathered, that the ancient town wore a mournful look, as the tenacious monarch passed on at 85.
Oba Adedoyin, joined his ancestors on September 1, 2020 after a brief illness, while reigned for 48 years.
Before his demise, the renowned lawyer was the President of a group of Ondo state traditional rulers under 130 Krown Obas and member of the State Council of Obas.
Also, he was an erstwhile Lay president of the African Church, were became a national stakeholder.
Meanwhile, Princess Aderinsola Olabisi Adedoyin had been installed as the Regent of Owa Ale in Ikare Akoko.
In a detailed program of event entitled: ‘Celebration of life of a Solomonic King’ drafted by the Owa- Ale Royal family has it that the traditional rites will commence 1st of December, initially with public pronouncement of the death of the monarch.
The rites continues till 7th of December at the Afin Adimula and its environs.
In the same vein, a commendation service to be anchored by African church Nigeria and oversea, at Bethel Cathedral, Lagos state on 7th of December.
The programme reads: 8th of December, 2020, Official commissioning of palace hall at Afin Owa Ale at 10:00am, while tributes hour commence 12:00pm
“Wednesday, 9th OF December: Recreational games competition at the palace of Owa-Ale. 10am-3pm. While artists night commences 6pm same venue”
“Thursday, 10th of December, Moot and Mock court proceedings at High Court of Justice, Jubilee road, Ikare. 10am. Also Service of Songs by 4pm at the Palace of Owa-Ale”
“Friday, 11th of December, Jumat service at A.U.D grammar School Mosque. Time: 12:30pm.
Also Christian wake keep at Afin Owa-Ale Ikare. Time: 4pm.
“Saturday, 12th of December, Church funeral service at Ebenezer Cathedral, Ikare Akoko. Time: 10am. Reception follows immediately at A.U.D grammar school, along Ado-Ekiti road, Okegbe quarters, Ikare Akoko.
However, hitherto, condolence messages from eminent personalities keep trooping in for Oba Adedoyin.