The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has commiserated with the entire Yoruba race and members of the House of Oduduwa all over the world, over the sudden deaths of Senator Isiaka Adeleke, Dipo Famakinwa and Olumide Bakare which occurred within a space of three days.
Oba Ogunwusi described the tragedy as an unpleasant news of bereavement of the prominent.
“It was a rude shock to us at the Royal Court of Ife this morning, to receive the unpleasant news of the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke just two days after we lost a very virtuous son, Mr Dipo Famakinwa, who had tirelessly worked very closely with the Ooni’s Palace.”
He also expressed sadness over the death of veteran actor, Olumide Bakare popularly called ‘Oluwalanbe’, who had also made colossal contributions to the growth of the globally recognized Nigerian Film Industry called Nollywood.
“The noble efforts of these gentlemen will continue to rank them among our prides forever.
“It is thus saddening that while we were not yet out of the shock of the untimely deaths of Dipo Famakinwa and Olumide Bakare, another big tree fell, our amiable Asiwaju of Ede Kingdom, a Senator of the Federal Republic, Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke, who had in the past, meritoriously served us as the first Executive Governor in Osun State.
“This is indeed a trying period for us to have suddenly lost these three giants who were being greatly enjoyed in their various areas of calling especially at this time when they are needed most.
“May their souls rest in peace and may the Almighty God give their immediate families the fortitude to bear the losses as we will all miss and always remember them to have come into this world meaningfully and impactful,” the Ooni said.