Alayede joins ancestors, Olori bemoans, ‘we thought he would be around to witness takeoff of Ayede Poly’

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Femi OGUNLANA

The late Oba Adewuyi

Alayede of Ayede,Oba Solademi Akanni Adewuyi II has joined his ancestors.
This was confirmed through a letter by the Alayede Royal family, signed by its secretary, Prince Adepoju Adekanmi Sunday, and dated October 19, addressed to the chairman of Ogo-Oluwa local government, Mr. Seun Ojo and another to the Ogo-Oluwa local government traditional council.
The letter titled,”The notification of the demise of Alayede of Ayedeland,” states, “With heavy heart but gratitude to God Almighty, we, the Alayede Royal Family of Ogo-Oluwa local government of Oyo state, hereby notify you of the demise of our royal father, HRM, Oba Solademi Akanni Adewuyi II.”
Meanwhile, ogbomosoinsightonline.com learnt authoritatively that Oba Adewuyi passed on last Friday, October 15, at the age of 84 years 6 months. He had been sick for about four years, shortly after he elaborately celebrated his 80th birthday, in April 2017.
But the announcement had to be delayed in line with tradition.
Reacting to the demise of the Oba, his wife, Olori Dunni Adewuyi described the death as sad saying she had wished he would live to see the commencement of academic activities at the newly established Federal Polytechnic, Ayede.
“God has taken him home. He has been sick for long. We thought he would be alive to see the commencement of the Federal Polytechnic, Ayede, but that is God’s will concerning his life.”
The Olori affirmed “he was “a quiet man, devoted to work, diligent, loved people, loved his subjects. He wished people well and was always happy seeing people around him. He loved his family, the children, the wife and the entire family. He was a peaceful man and devoted Christian.”
Also, Ayede Community Grammar School, Ayede, notes in the condolence register: “This life is not how long, but how well. You have spent a purposeful life. Your impact will remain evergreen in the life of many people.”
He spent over 20 years on the throne of hisfathers, having been appointed in June 2000 by former Oyo state governor, Alhaji Lamidi Adesina (who is now late).
Late Oba Adewuyi bequeathed several legacies in Ayede such as establishment of a government secondary school in 2011 (Ayede Community Grammar School), establishment of a federal polytechnic and elevation as Oba.
He was a teacher at Ogbomoso Grammar School, a lecturer at the then Oba Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo; and retired in 1999 as publisher of University Press Plc (formerly Oxford University Press).
His funeral programme will hold between December 22 and 24 later this year. Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship will hold a special service in his honour on December 22; on December 23, Christian wake will come up while internment will hold on December 24 after an open-air service at Ayede.

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