Gov. Akeredolu commences late Mum’s burial with ‘Ajabue’
Friday Omosola, Akure
The ancient town of Owo in Ondo State was agog on Wednesday as the burial arrangements for late Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu JP, mother of the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, commenced with the traditional Ajabue procession round the town.
The traditional procession was led by Governor Akeredolu’s immediate younger brother, Professor Wole Akeredolu, and the last child of the deceased, Mr Femi Akeredolu.
Ornamented in uniform Ankara attire, the people of Owo trooped out to join the Ajabue traditional procession which started from the Jacob and Grace family residence in Oke-Ogun, Owo.
The procession held amidst funfair at every junction in Owo had political dignitaries and traditional rulers in attendance.
Speaking after the traditional procession, Professor Wole Akeredolu appreciated the people of the town on behalf of the Governor and other siblings.
Professor Akeredolu said the large crowd that participated in the Ajabue dance has clearly shown the love the people have for their late mother and the family in general.
“I want to sincerely appreciate Owo people for what they have done, for coming out en masse to relate with us, to follow us, to dance with us and to do everything with us concerning our mother,” he said.
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The Trumpet had earlier reported that late Lady Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu died on September 15 at the age of 90 years.
The Burial arrangements continue today with service of songs at St. Matthias Anglican Church, Orogun, Ibadan, and Jacob & Grace Chapel of the All Saints Church, Iddo Eruwa Road, Ibadan by 4pm.
On Friday, November 11, 2022, Commendation Service will be held at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, Molete, Ibadan, by 9am.
It will be followed by a Service of Songs at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Imola Street, Owo, by 4pm and later in the evening, the Wake Keep will be held at Jacob & Grace Garden, Opposite Imade College, Oke-Ogun, Owo.
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, the Burial Service will be held at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Imola Street, Owo, by 10am. Interment follows immediately after the burial service. The Reception will be at Mydas Hotel and Resort, Ikare Road, Owo.
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