The All Progressives Congress, APC, Ondo State has commiserated with the family of late Oba Adebiyi Adesida, Afunbiowo II, the Deji of Akure land, people of Akure kingdom and the people of Ondo State over his death.
APC in a statement said the Deji’s death came as a shock to the nation at a time when the struggle for the enthronement of true democracy in Yoruba land and Nigeria had reached a crescendo.
In the statement by Idowu Ajanaku, the Director of Media, Publicity and Strategy of the APC, Ondo State, the party described the late Deji as an uncanny diplomat whose reign was characterised by peace and progress.
“He was an astute bridge builder between the young and old and was at home with everyone irrespective of political, ethnic, cultural and religious affiliations.
“In his short reign, he has left an indelible mark in the annals of the nation, justifying the fact that it is not how long but how well we live. This lesson reverberates to all and sundry that we will only be remembered by what we have done. Oba Adebiyi Adesida lived well.
“As a true son of Oduduwa, we believe that his commitment to the progress of Yoruba land is unwavering and we will surely miss his needed support and advice even at this time when the nation is bedeviled with many self -inflicted ills by the powers that be.
“We wish him eternal rest as he joins his ancestors,” the APC said.
In his own condolence message, Senator Professor Ajayi Boroffice, representing Ondo North Senatorial district commiserated with the people of Akure and the entire people of Ondo State over the demise of Oba Adesida.
Professor Boroffice said the death of the monarch was a painful one, adding that he shared the grief of his family.
He described the late Oba as a bridge builder who had an eventful but short reign and would be greatly missed by the people.