Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said the wise counsel of the late Soun of Ogbomoso land, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III will be missed.
Akeredolu said the passing of the monarch could be likened to the falling of an Iroko tree.
While describing the deceased Ogbomoso monarch as the most decorated Soun, Akeredolu who expressed condolences over his transition said that history will be kind to the departed king.
Akeredolu in a statement issued his Chief Publicity Secretary, Richard Olatunde, condoled with the late monarch’s Queen, Olori Olaronke Oyewumi and the entire family, as well as the people of Ogbomoso over the demise of the highly revered traditional ruler.
The governor added that the late Oba Ajagungbade was a man who loomed larger than life.
“A great Iroko tree has fallen. Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III was the most decorated Soun. He was a man who loomed larger than life; a very revered Monarch he was.
“Having been close to the family for a period spanning over several decades, the First Lady, Betty, and I, mourn this respected monarch who has transited to the world beyond, to be with his forefathers.
“We will surely miss his wise counsel. He was a father to all. His reign signposted development and enduring peace in the land of Ogbomoso. He was a King that history will forever be kind to. He played his part well.”
The governor also commiserated with the Government of Oyo State, while urging the people of Ogbomoso to take solace in the good legacy the Monarch left behind.