By: Ade Adeleke
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State Chapter has received the demise of His Royal Majesty, Oba Victor Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi, the Olowo of Owo with great sadness, describing him as a true statesman who served his people, state and country with distinction.
“Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of the sudden demise of the highly revered traditional ruler from the historic town of Owo. We are particularly affected for losing the frontline traditional ruler at a time in the history of our state when his invaluable advice and counsellings would be most appreciated by our party’s led government”.
A Statement signed by Steve Otaloro, Director, Media & Publicity
APC in the State, “on behalf of the All Progressives Congress, Ondo State Chapter, we extend sincere condolences to the people of Owo Kingdom on the passage of their beloved monarch, who has ruled over his people since his ascension to the throne in 2003”.
APC notes that, “we also extend special commiserations to all his children and other members of the late Oba’s immediate and extended family. We assured them of the fullest sympathy and solidarity of our party and its members as they mourn the Oba who would always be remembered as one of the most outstanding traditional rulers of his era”.
“As the late Oba goes to join his very illustrious royal ancestors, his place of honour in the history of the Owo Kingdom and Nigeria has been assured by his long and highly successful career as a public servant, administrator and chief custodian of the much celebrated culture and traditions of the Owo people”.
“The God Almighty will receive the late Oba’s soul and grant him peaceful repose. We also pray that God will grant his children the wisdom and courage they will require to build on the laudable legacies of Oba Olateru Olagbegi”.