The Chairman , Ondo State Council of Obas and Chiefs and Deji of Akure,  Oba Adebiyi Adegboye Adesida, passed on after a brief illness to the consternation of his subjects and other Nigerians.

An ebullient personality, he was highly revered and his death was indeed a shock.

Ecomiums poured for the late monarch from across the country.

Akure Kingdom has had two monarchs out of office within less than three years, as the predecessor of the late Deji was removed from office for conducts unbecoming of a monarch.                



The erstwhile Chairman, Ondo State Council of Obas and Deji of Akureland, Late Oba Adebiyi Adegboye Adesida, frowned at traditional rulers call for constitutional roles. He said rather than seek for such roles, they should concentrate of deepening roles already bestowed on them. These he identified as custodian of culture and tradition, which is enormous and enough for them to chew.

The foremost traditional ruler in the state who celebrated three years on the throne and sixty three ( 63) years on earth before the final call to higher realms , said traditional institutions should not be dragged into the murky water of politics. “ I, as the Deji of Akure, I think there is no need for traditional rulers to beg for roles from politicians because we are the custodians of culture and tradition. The call for constitutional role for traditional roles is unnecessary”.

He warned traditional rulers to refrain from being partisan, as they are fathers of all and rather support the government of the day in bringing lasting peace and tranquility.

The Deji commended Governor Olusegun Mimiko and his administration for life transforming development across the state.

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