The Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, on Thursday paid a condolence visit to the Olupo-In-Council over the demise of the Olupo of Oluponna, Oba Emmanuel Onaolapo Oyebanji, Fadare II, who joined his ancestors last Monday.
The Oluwo, joined by the Oloja of Agbarire (Oba Alajide), Otunba of Iwoland, Chief Sikiru Wahab Atanda, Oosa of Iwoland, Chief Yekini Orobimpe, Princes and other chiefs were recieved by the Olupo-In-Council.
The Oluwo described the late Olupo as a monarch of merit, whose lifetime was committed to the development of Oluponna.
He said the late monarch symbolized industriousness, resourcefulness and prioritized his subjects future.
Oba Akanbi said the legacy of Olupo has immortalized his reign, tasking Princes and Chiefs to sustain the tempo through the appointment of a worthy successor.
He disclosed that the late Olupo was one of the very few monarchs who never sold his subjects’ lands.
“I commiserate with his queens, the Olupo-In-Council and the entire sons and daughters of Oluponna.
“May the appointed day be far from each other.
“Olupo of Oluponna was a queit but very resourceful king. He prioritized his subjects’ welfare and never sold their land. He was one of the very few king who protected the future of their children. He was very hardworking and visionary.
“He didn’t die because his legacy has immortalized him. The best you can do to honour him is a worthy successor who will sustain his tempo.
“Once again, I condole the queen, their children and everything he left behind.
May God continue to protect you all,” Oba Akanbi said.
Speaking on behalf of the town, Otunba of Oluponna, Chief Julius Ademola Akinlabi, appreciated Oluwo and his entourage, saying the death of Olupo has created personal vacuum.
Otunba Akinlabi said due process will be followed along with Oluwo in ensuring the tempo of successes in Oluponna are sustained and improved.