By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The paramount ruler of Ikinyinwa-Ijesa in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State, Oba James Idowu Adeyemi Oluyide, Otafa ll has joined his ancestors.
Aged 83, Oba Oluyide ascended the throne of his forebears on Friday 22nd June,1979.
Announcing the transition of the monarch in Ikinyinwa on Thursday, the Looyin of the town, High Chief Adelowo Oluyide disclosed that Oba Oluyide died during a brief illness in his palace.
The first to wear a beaded crown, Oba James Oluyide who moved into his ultramodern palace barely three months ago made a tremendous impact on the economic, physical, sociopolitical development of the town.
In his condolence message, the President, Mesinyinwa Club, Professor Babatunde Agbola described Oba Oluyide as a monarch with vision and commitment to make a difference even where hurdles abound.
While praying for the repose of the departed soul, Agbola commiserates with the entire family, sons and daughters of the community at home and in the diaspora on the loss of the monarch.
Also, the Senator representing Osun East, Senator Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi dentified with the Ikinyinwa-Ijesa community on the passage of Oba Oluyide.
He described him as a monarch with a commitment to the well-being of his subjects just as the member representing Obokun/Oriade federal Constituency, Hon. Busayo Oke described the monarch as a man with sincerity of purpose and a great achiever.
In his condolence message made available by his media aide, Chief Tope Abiola, the Odole of Ilare-Ijesa, Oke noted that Oba Oluyide’s reign brought unprecedented development to the Ikinyinwa-Ijesa town.
Former chairman, Obokun local government and an indigene of the town Hon. Mayowa Adejorin expressed shock at the demise of Oba James Idowu Adeyemi Oluyide.
Adejorin while commiserating with his kinsmen noted that the monarch left when his service remained needed.