The Kogi State Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka has described the death of The Ohinoyi of Ebira Land, His Royal Majesty Alhaji Ado Ibrahim as a calamity to the people of the state.
He said the passing of the monarch has robbed the state of the most brave, courageous, honest, forthright and God fearing leader who worked tirelessly for the unity of the people of the state.
“Our father is leaving at a time the state desperately needs his unifying guidance and wisdom to keep strengthening us as one indivisible people”.
“The last time I visited him, Late Ado Ibrahim was as courageous as ever when he declared that been the oldest paramount ruler in the state every kogite is his child and he would not be intimidated by anyone to reject his own children.”
“This death is a calamity to Kogi State and indeed Nigeria as a nation. Ado represented that last rare breed of valiant elders who will never shield the truth no matter the threat or reward for doing so.
“He will be remembered as the King who brought glamour, panache, pomp, and pageantry never before seen in these shores to royalty.
“On behalf of my immediate family and the teeming supporters of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) I wish to commiserate with the good people of Kogi Central and indeed the entire citizens of Kogi State for this irreplaceable loss of a father who recognised us all as his children.
May Almighty Allah grant him Aljannah firdau.” Alhaji Ajaka said in a condolence message circulated by the campaign council on Sunday.
The Campaign Council has suspended all activities scheduled for today, Sunday, October 29, 2023, including a World Press Conference scheduled for 2:00pm in Abuja today.
All SDP flags at our campaign offices throughout the state will fly at half mast through this week in honour of our late King.
Faruk Adejoh-Audu Spokesman and
Muri/Sam Gubernatorial Campaign Council
October 29, 2023