By Henry Odeh
The executives of authentic Mogajis of Ibadanland led by Mogaji Ademola Olasomi, has visited the family of late Rt Hon Kehinde Ayoola on a condolence visit following the shocking and tragic demise of the ex Oyo Speaker and commissioner for environment and natural resources.
The publicity secretary of the authentic Mogajis of Ibadanland, Mogaji Akinsola Olawale Oladoja, in a brief remark while addressing the deceased family on Tuesday stated that no amount of words or consolation from visitors could erase the pain of losing a loved one to the cold hands of death stressing that the family particularly the deceased wife must as a matter of responsibility get courageous and strong for the deceased children especially during this mourning period.
Mogaji Ademola Olasomi in his emotional remark noted that late Hon Ayoola was a peace loving, gentle, and friendly individual with a positive aura that attracted people to him regardless of political or religious inclinations.
Mogaji Molade Adeyemo Rasaq, while speaking specifically to the wife of the late Commissioner on the need to acknowledge God’s role in all circumstances noted that even Jesus Christ who according to Christians was expected to live longer than 33 years stressing that the race of life is never how long but how well.
He added that Rt Honourable Ayoola ran a good race and fought a good fight until his departure from this sinful world adding that the entire authentic Mogajis of Ibadanland are with the deceased family during this mourning period.
He stressed further that it is not the presence or absence of the deceased that will determines the success of the family but God’s will upon the family.
Mogaji Molade, however urged the deceased wife and children to be strong and courageous noting that life itself is transient and all inhabitants of earth are destined to depart this life at different times.
The authentic Mogajis of Ibadanland, also commiserated with the governor of Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde and the state executive council for losing a loyal friend and colleague, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Soliu Adetunji Aje Ogunguniso I, the Alaafin of Oyo and the entire people of Oyo town for losing an illustrious son, the Oyo state house of assembly, for losing one of its finest lawmakers, and the entire people of Oyo state for losing a visionary leader who already had a modern environmental architecture for the state under a clearly defined design.
Other Mogajis on the entourage include Mogaji Aperin Adekunle Olaonumi, Mogaji Itabigbo Badmus Adewale, Mogaji Olugbode Abiodun Tesleem, Mogaji Osho Falere Fagbenro, and Mogaji Olanrewaju Fatai of Fatumo compound.