Less than a week after losing 15 residents to a truck accident, Iworoki-Ekiti town is mourning again following the death of its traditional ruler, Oba Oluwafemi Adejana.
Last Saturday, an articulated truck carrying hundreds of bags of rice rammed into two other vehicles and shops crushing residents to death. Angry towns people, mainly went irate destroying the bags of rice with the picture of a sitting Senator embossed on it.
Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari commiserated with the family of the late traditional ruler on the monarch’s transition.
The President also condoled with the Ekiti State Government and the people of Iworoko-Ekiti on the demise of the royal father.
A atement by a presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, said, “Coming barely a week after the tragic truck accident in a market in his town, which claimed many lives and destroyed several property, Oba Adejana’s passing is particularly sad and regrettable.”
The President, however, urged the community to take solace in the fact that the octogenarian traditional ruler lived a long and rewarding life as he ensured peace and development in his domain.
As the people of Iworoko-Ekiti mourn their revered late Oba, President Buhari prayed Almighty God to console them and grant the soul of the departed peaceful rest.