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General News of Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Yoruba traditional ruler Olukoyi dies

Olukoyi of Ikoyi kingdom in Osun State, Oba Yisau Bamitale Otunla Kodaolu 1 Olukoyi of Ikoyi kingdom in Osun State, Oba Yisau Bamitale Otunla Kodaolu 1

The Olukoyi of Ikoyi kingdom in Osun State, Oba Yisau Bamitale Otunla Kodaolu 1 is dead.

The traditional ruler is reported to have died in the early hours of Tuesday, April 19 after a brief illness.

He ruled for 35 years having ascended the throne in 1987.

His demise was confirmed by Chairman, Isokan South LCDA, Wasiu Oyetunji Oyelami.

Another popular politician in the state, Asiwaju Lanre Oladebo wrote on social media, “My heart bleeds as I woke up to read the bad news of the passage of Oba Yisau Bamitale Otunla who was reported to have joined his ancestors today 19th of April, 2022.

“I was devastated to hear the sudden death of our royal father who lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation before joining his ancestors. Baba was seen to be a father for all and a great agent of progressiveness and epitome of development in Ikoyi Osun, Isokan local government and Osun State by extension.

“The roles and immense contributions of our royal father will be felt and his vacuum in the areas of bringing the transformation and innovative ideas towards the betterment of the society will be forever missed.

“At this trying time of mourning our royal father, I join the multitude of the people of Isokan local government to commiserate with the entire people of Ikoyi Osun, our party leaders, the relatives, friends, families and associates over the demise of Olukoyi of Ikoyi Kingdom, Oba Yisau Bamitale Otunla.

“May God Almighty in His infinite mercy give us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss of our great icon, forgive his shortcomings and make Aljanah fridous his eternal abode.”

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