The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has condoled with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, over the death of his first child, Jide.
This was contained in a statement by the Alaafin on Saturday, the statement reads ” the sudden and untimely death of Tinubu’s son, sent such shock of unimaginable proportion, not only to the whole of Yorubaland, but throughout Nigeria and, the whole world at large.”
According to the Alaafin, “the death of an Aremo (the eldest son) in Yorubaland is categorised as Ofo. In Yoruba belief, Ofo is a calamitous death that renders to not only the biological family but the whole extended family and all those who share common identity to the family to a state of unmitigated mourning.”
The statement further expressed the condolence of the “the Alaafin, Oyomesi, traditional rulers in Oyo State and the generality of the citizenry of our people” saying, “we share the pain of the sudden demise of Aremo Jide Ahmed Tinubu.”