Adeleke mourns as Ooni Aderemi’s widow dies at 105

Adeleke mourns as Ooni Aderemi’s widow dies at 105

Ademola Adeleke

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, on Tuesday commiserated with the family of the 49th Ooni of Ife, Oba Adesoji Aderemi, on the death of the last surviving widow of the monarch, Olori Dorcas Aderemi.

Adeleke, in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, described the passage of Olori Aderemi as a huge loss.

The governor acknowledged the life of service lived by the deceased, saying that she would be sorely missed for her unwavering dedication to traditions and the royal household.

He noted that at the Iyaale Aku Royal House, a position she was elevated to in 2019, her liberal nature was evident in her combination of tradition with her strong Christian faith.

He added that the deceased had continued to play a pivotal role in St. Peter’s Anglican Church, in honouring the legacy of his late husband who was involved in the establishment of the church.

The statement partly read, “Olori Dorcas Aderemi, who passed away at the prime age of 105, was the last surviving wife of late Ooni Aderemi, the first Governor of the Western Region.

“The Governor condoles the Arole Oduduwa, HRM Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan, Ojaja I, the Ile-Ife traditional council, the Olori Obas, the immediate family and the people of Ile-Ife for this painful loss of Olori Dorcas Aderemi.

“While praying to God to repose her soul and grant her eternal rest, Governor Adeleke urges family left behind to honour Olori Dorcas Aderemi’s memory by sustaining her legacy of contributions and sacrifices.”

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