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  • Updated: June 18, 2024

Governor Oyebanji mourns death of Elemure of Emure-Ekiti

Governor Oyebanji mourns death of Elemure of Emure-Ekiti

The Governor of Ekiti State, Abiodun Oyebanji has expressed his condolences over the demise of the Elemure of Emure-Ekiti, HRM Oba Emmanuel Adebayo.

The death of the traditional ruler who recently passed away was officially communicated to the governor over the weekend after the conclusion of all traditional rites.

In a message signed by his  Special Adviser on Media to the governor, Yinka Oyebode, Oyebanji described the demise of Oba Adebayo as a sad development.

While reminiscing his time with the late monarch, the governor said, he did not exhibit any signs of illness during their last meeting.

He described the late Oba Adebayo as a loving and dependable traditional ruler who cared deeply for the people and showed tremendous interest in their welfare and the development of his town.

Condoling the family of the late monarch, the Elemure-in-Council, and the people of the town, the Governor urged them to take solace in the fact that the late Oba Adebayo lived an impactful life of service to the town, Ekiti State, Nigeria, and humanity, for which he would remain unforgettable.

“My condolences and those of the Government of Ekiti State go to the immediate family of the late Kabiyesi, the Elemure-in-Council, and the good people of Emure-Ekiti on the demise of the Elemure, Oba Emmanuel Adebayo

“The late Oba Adebayo was a great leader of his people, a lover of development, and a patriot who devoted his early life to the service of the country as a police officer, rising to the position of Commissioner of Police before ascending the throne of his forefathers. As a traditional ruler, he also made his mark, with his reign attracting significant development to his town.

“Our prayer is that the good Lord grants the departed monarch eternal rest and comforts the family and the good people of Emure-Ekiti,” the Governor added.

 

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