The Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi has insisted that people of Akure Kingdom will continue to unite themselves irrespective of political or religious differences.
The first class Monarch made this assertion at a day of tribute programme organised in honour of the late mother of the Governor of Oyo State, Mrs Abigail Omojolagbe Makinde (Nee Omoregie).
At a programme well attended by Akure Community, Oba Aladetoyinbo said that the decision of Akure Community to celebrate Mama Makinde was borne out of genuine love and a total reversal of the old order in which many Akure do not celebrate their own or identify with them.
“As you can see today, the people of Akure has demonstrated that they are now more united and ready to remain together, nothwithstanding the circumstances” Oba Aladetoyinbo said.
In his remark and tribute, the PDP Governorship candidate in the last Ondo election, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede described late Madam Abigail Makinde as a loving and caring mother.
He said mama dedicated her life to the service of God and humanity throughout her life time.
Jegede said that the Akure community and indeed the people of Ibadan will miss her immense contributions to the things of God and mankind.
Various speakers at the tribute programme eulogize Madam Abigail Makinde for her various impacts in the life of her children, family, community, and the nation at large.
The chairman of the planning committee, High Chief Afolabi Fayehun, the Edemo of Akure kingdom thanked the Kabiyesi and the entire Akure kingdom for giving mama a befitting farewell. “This is highly commendable”, he said.
He said that Akure will continue to move and thrive towards positive change.
Diginitaries at the events includes The Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, Traditional Rulers, Akure High Chiefs, Female Chiefs, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), former House of Reps member, Hon. Debo Ologunagba former Member representing Akure North/South Federal, Hon Omolafe Adedayo (Expensive) represented by His Senior Legislative Aide, Iyalajes/Iyalojas.
Olus/Baales, Omoregie Family, Political Leaders, Prof. Ebenezer Arifalo, various youth and interest groups, Akure students among others.