Dotun Adeboye, Abeokuta
A federal lawmaker representing Egbado North and Imeko Afo in the national assembly has expressed shock at the sudden death of the traditional ruler Ijoun, Oba (Hon) Rasaq Babatunde Adewusi who joined his ancestors few days back.
Olaifa who made this known in his condolence letter to the family and the people of Ijounland described the late monarch as a key player in the socio-political advancement of Yewa cause and Ogun state at large.
The full text of the statement reads:
It is with a heavy heart that I received the news of ascent to the throne of heaven by His Royal Highness, Oba (Hon.) Rasaq Babatunde Adewusi, Onijoun of Ijoun land, Egbado North, Ogun State whom we have accepted the will of Allah over the joining of his ancestors so soon.
It will be recalled that the late Onijoun of Ijoun was a three term member of 5th, 6th & 7th Assembly at the Federal House of Representatives, Abuja from 2003 to 2015 (PDP 2003 to 2011 and PPN 2011 to 2015).
Such a personality leaving our land at this moment definitely cannot be an easy feeling but we take solace in the good, impacted and fulfilling life he lived as well as his peaceful tenure as Onijoun of Ijoun land.
Several conversations we had during and after the last general elections till less than two weeks before his final home calling is a testimonial to the fact that late Kaabiyesi was until his demise an active stakeholder in the socio – cultural and political affairs of Yewa North, Ogun West and the memory of his contributions in this regard as well as his committed passion to the progress of Ogun State will continue to linger within us.
On behalf of the good people of Yewa North and Imeko Afon Local government areas, I commiserate with the family, friends, colleagues, particularly the entire kinsmen from Ijoun and I pray that almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa ta’ala grant all of us the fortitude to bear the loss and grant him eternal rest.