Atunwa Eulogizes Ooni, Sympathizes With Yoruba Race Over Ooni's Death

By Rotimi Olawale

Following the death of the royal father, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuade Okunade Olubuse II who passed on in a London hospital at the age of 85, Member of House of Representatives representing Asa/Ilorin West, Barr. Razak Atunwa has sympathized with the entire Yoruba race.

Atunwa described the progenitor of Yoruba people as a paramount traditional ruler and custodian of the Yoruba culture whose leadership has created strong unity and identity amongst the Yoruba people across the world.

"The story of the Yoruba race has its root in Ife, the kingdom led by the Ebiti Paramole, Orisun, Oba Olubuse II. Historically the progress of the race is tied to his kingdom. Oba Olubuse was a paragon of love, hope, unity and progress who has contributed tremendously to national development for many decades" Atunwa said.

Atunwa sympathized with the people of Ife and the Governor of the State of Osun, Governor Rauf Aregbesola over the passing away of the Royal Father. Atunwa also sympathized with traditional rulers across the nation, Yoruba race worldwide and prayed that God will grant them the strength to bear the loss.

Atunwa urged Yoruba race to uphold the virtues of Ooni of Ife which have dignified and uplifted the race's cultural and ethical values across the globe

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