Soun: We Lost A True Federalist, Man of Integrity – Alli
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Akogun Sharafadeen Alli has described the late Soun Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi as a true federalist with heart of integrity.
The Monarch who joined his ancestors after a glorious reign of 48 years ascended the throne on October 24, 1973.
Reacting to the demise of the first class monarch in a condolence message on Sunday, Akogun Sharafadeen Alli who condoled with the entire sons and daughters of Ogbomosho land said Oba Oyewunmi on many occasions displayed uncommon integrity and love for mankind.
The former Secretary to the state government recalled that the monarch rejected a whooping sum of N100million dashed out to him by the state government after his palace was destroyed following the endsars protest in Ogbomosho land.
According to the Ekefa Balogun of Ibadanland, the monarch who we learnt grew up in the north has businesses across the country, thereby contributing to the economy of the nation.
He said; “I am using this medium to condole with sons and daughters of Ogbomosho land over the death of our royal father, Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi. He was a true federalist. He was a man of integrity. All these traits reflected in the ways he handled issues. Soun could have collected the whooping N100million dashed out to him by the state government but he rejected it. He told the government to invest it on the youths which was the Genesis of the protest.
“The monarch was a nationalist who never discriminate among the people, regardless of their social status.”