The Social Democratic Party (SDP) presidential aspirant, Prince Adewole Adebayo has described the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi as one with who he shared “deep paternal, philosophical and ideological chemistry.”
In his tweets while reacting to the death of the monarch, Prince Adebayo said, “ALAAFIN ASCENDS! With a deep sense of personal loss and national tragedy, I mourn the demise of Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo after 51 years of meritorious graceful reign 29 of which Baba and I shared deep paternal, philosophical and ideological chemistry.
“Alaafin Adeyemi III was a nationalist, Zikist, Pan Africanist encyclopedia of anthropology, politics, history, religion, macroeconomics; avid polemicist, tireless boxer and voracious reader.
“I pray for Bashorun, Oyo Mesi, Oloris, Aremo, Omobas, Obas, Governor and people of Oyo State”, the SDP presidential aspirant tweeted.