On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (Solan) led members of the Oyo State APC Reconciliation Committee to the palace of the Aseyin of Iseyin to express their condolences to the family and residents of the historic town following the passing of the monarch, Oba AbdulGaniy Adekunle Salawudeen, Ajinase Oloogunebi I, who went to be with the ancestors last Sunday.
The Committee, which was on tour of Oke-Ogun as part of efforts to pacify members over grievances which arose consequent upon the just concluded congresses and primaries of the APC, had earlier met party stakeholders from Oke-Ogun 2 at Saki Parapo Town Hall and those from Oke-Ogun 1 in Okeho, before proceeding to the Aseyin’s Palace, where it was received by members of the monarch’s family.
Lanlehin lamented that death took away such a brilliant monarch at a time when his town, the state, and the country at large needed his intellectual contributions to nation-building and community development in his statements following the Aseyin’s unexpected death at the age of 62.
“My memories of the late Oba were especially fond; as one could see through his words and deeds that he was a man who loved his town dearly, and his people genuinely,” Lanlehin who represented Oyo South Senatorial District between 2011 and 2015 opined.
Senator Lanlehin continued by praising Iseyin’s rapid growth and progress as well as the peace and understanding created during the 15 eventful years of Oba Salawudeen, saying that the historic town and every supporter of kindness will miss the late king.
Lanlehin urged the residents of Iseyin, as well as the immediate and extended families of Oba Salawudeen, to find comfort in the positive legacy he had left behind and to pick up the task of advancing the historic town in a way that would make the late king proud.
Two members of the Committee, Pastor Wale Adepoju and Alh. Akin Akande, respectively, led prayers for the monarch’s soul’s repose while another, Baba E.O. Olaoye, offered words of encouragement to the family. The condolence book was afterwards signed by Senator Lanlehin.
Other Committee members present were the Committee’s Secretary who’s also the State Secretary of the party, Alh. Tajudeen Olanite, Alh. Bukola Badmus, Chief Sunday Ajadi Abeebo, Chief (Mrs.) Funke Olayanju, Dr (Mrs.) Adepeju Esan, Hon. Abass Akande, Pastor Akin Oke, Pa Suara Ogunyemi, Hon. Afeez Bolaji Repete, Hon. Gaphar Ojetola and Mogaji Alaba Bolarinwa.
The Reconciliation Committee was accompanied to the palace by leaders of the APC in Iseyin Local Government which included the party chairman, Hon. Anthony Ogunleke, Engr. Abolade Akanni, a former chairman in the council, Hon. Kayode Ojo, former vice chairman, Iseyin South LCDA, Alh. Rafiu Tajudeen Afuku, Hon. Korede Babalola, Hon. Banjo Olona, Hon. Sunday Adepoju, Alhaja Wosila Dauda, Mr. Tajudeen Balogun, Mr. Moroof Aderoju and Hon. Sikiru Raji Obe.