Saraki, Ajimobi, Ambode, Aregbesola, Akeredolu, others pay last respect to Adebayo in Ibadan

By on May 19, 2017

Eminent personalities, including the Senate President Bukola Saraki, governors, former civilian and military governors, Yoruba leaders on Thursday gathered in Ibadan the Oyo State capital to pay last respect to former Military Governor of Western Region, Retired Major General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo at a day of tribute held at House of Chiefs, Ibadan.

Leading the family to pay last respect is the scion of Adebayo family and former Governor of Ekiti Adeniyi Adebayo, accompanied by the widow of the deceased Mrs. Modupe Adebayo.

The corpse had earlier been received around 2pm at the Ibadan end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

It was accompanied to the venue around 2.48pm by four governors- Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Rauf Aregebsola (Osun), Akinwumi Ambode (Lagos) and Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo).

General Adebayo it will be recalled died on 8th March, 2017 at the age of 89, a day before his 90th birthday.

At the lying in state, apart from Saraki and governors are Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, Deputy Governor of Osun State, Chief Grace Laoye Tomori, former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, Former Military Governors of old Oyo State, General David Medaiyese Jemibewon, Col. Oladayo Popoola and Real Admirer Akin Aduwo and former Civilian Governor of old Oyo State Dr. Victor Olunloyo, former Deputy Governor of Oyo State Chief Iyiola Oladokun.

Others include the Olubadan of Ibadanland, who was represented by his chief led by High Chief Owolabi Olakulehin (Balogun of Ibadanland), Secretary to Ogun State Governor Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa and Commissioner of Police in Oyo State Mr. Abiodun Odude.

Also in the list is the Senators representing Oyo Central and North, Alhaja Monsurat Sunmonu and Dr. Abdulfatai Buhari, members of Executive Councils in Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ondo, Lagos and Ekiti.