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Ekiti governor mourns first class monarch passing

Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi, says only God knows what his political future holds in the 2023 general elections.

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has mourned the death of Ologotun of Ogotun-Ekiti, Oba Oladapo Oyebade, describing him as a brave and courageous leader.

Oba Oyebade, a one-time chairman of Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers, died last Wednesday after close to four decades on the throne.

Fayemi’s condolence message was contained in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode.

The governor said the late monarch performed creditably during his reign as Ologotun by uniting his people, a development that made the notable mat business flourish during his time.

He noted that the late monarch had exercised the privilege of leading his people with utmost diligence and unassuming dedication since he assumed the throne.

Fayemi commended the late Oba for being a strong proponent of peace, progress and development, adding that the late monarch would long be remembered in the annals of Ogotun community and Ekiti State for being an exemplar in virtually all facets of life.

“On behalf of myself, my wife, Bisi, and the good people of Ekiti State, I extend my condolences to the good people of Ogotun Ekiti, the Ologotun-in-council, and the immediate family members of the late Oba Oyebade, and I pray that God should repose the soul of the departed monarch and comfort the family and the people of Ogotun Ekiti,” he added.

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