Owo Locked Down As Traditional Ajabue Procession Holds In Honor Of Late Gov. Akeredolu

February 21, 2024

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The ancient town of Owo, hometown of the late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, was locked down on Wednesday as the Traditional Ajabue Procession was held in honour of the late Governor.

The Ajabue Procession was led by the late Governor’s children, Mrs. Yejide Rusewe; Babajide Akeredolu, the late Governor’s siblings, Toyin Akeredolu; Mrs. Modupe Adeyinka, Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon, Femi Akeredolu, and his trusted ally, Mr. Dare Aragbaiye.

 

Decked in uniform Ankara attires, the people of Owo in their hundreds trooped out to join the Ajabue traditional procession which started from the late Governor’s residence, Ijebu-Owo, GRA.

Among the notable personalities present at the event were former Commissioner for Infrastructure, Lands and Housing, Engr. Raimi Aminu; Members of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi and Hon. Morenike Witherspoon; former Special Assistant on Natural Resources, Fatai Olushina; former Commissioner for hygiene and Water Resources, Hon. Fatai Olotu; NLC National Vice President and National President, Nigeria Civil Service Union, Comrade Sunday Oluwole Adeleye; as well as some Permanent Secretaries, among others.

 

 

Speaking after the traditional procession, the late Governor’s son, Babajide, expressed gratitude to the people of Owo for their overwhelming support in celebrating his late father’s life.

He emphasised that the significant turnout and enthusiastic participation in the Ajabue dance demonstrated the love the people have for their late father and the family as a whole.”

 

I want to sincerely appreciate the people of Owo for their tremendous support, for coming out in large numbers to connect with us, to accompany us, to dance with us, and to engage in all activities related to my late Dad.” he said.

 

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