The 2023 governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and lawmaker representing Oyo Central senatorial district, Senator Teslim Folarin has described the demise of Oba (Dr.) Abdulganiy Salawudeen Adekunle Oloogunebi (Ajinese 1), Aseyin of Iseyin as another great loss to the Yorubaland.
This is contained in a condolence statement personally signed by the three-term senator and made available to journalists in Abuja on Sunday night.
The statement reads:
“I received the news of His Royal Majesty Oba (Dr.) Abdulganiy Salawudeen Adekunle Oloogunebi’s death with rude shock but with total submission to the will of Almighty Allah”.
“The late Ajinese 1 was a great father to many of us. On many occasions, he invited me to his palace for father-to-son discussions and also on issues bothering on the development of Oke-Ogun zone and Oyo State”.
“As Chairman, Baba Aseyin provided qualitative leadership to the Conference of Oke-Ogun Obas and Chiefs. He was extremely passionate about the development of Oke-Oke-Ogun, Oyo State and Yorubaland”.
“The first-class monarch’s death is another great loss to the Yorubaland. The late Ajinese’s indelible fatherly roles in Oke-Ogun and Oyo State would be solely missed”.
“I extend my solemn confidences to the Aseyin Royal families, the Aseyin-In-Council, the Conference of Oke-Ogun Obas and Chiefs; the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs; the Yoruba traditional council, the people of Oke-Ogun and Oyo State. Also, I commiserate with the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, Barr. Ahamed Raji (SAN), Senator Gbenga Babalola, Alhaji Yinka Taiwo, Alhaji Dauda Azuzu, Hon. Shina Peller, sons and daughters of the ancient town of Iseyin”.
“May Almighty Allah Forgive his shortcomings and Grant him Aljanah Fridauz”.