Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has commiserated with the government and people of Oyo state over the transition to the great beyond of the Alaafin of Oyo , Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
Governor Ortom in a condolence message to his Oyo state counterpart, Seyi Makinde described the late Oyo monarch as a brave and courageous king who did everything possible to preserve the culture and tradition of his people.
He noted that Oba Adeyemi’s reign witnessed peace and unity of the kingdom, which created the enabling environment for growth and development, not just in Oyo State but also in Nigeria.
Ortom lamented that the late monarch departed at a time when his wisdom and wealth of experience was needed to navigate through the murky waters of politics and the national insecurity threatening the corporate existence of our dear country, Nigeria.
He went on, “Oba Adeyemi was a respected royal father who was conscious about the peace and unity of his kingdom and the nation. We shall miss his tutelage and wise counsel”, the governor stressed.”