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Governor Adeleke mourns the exit of Olori Dorcas Aderemi, the last surviving wife of late Ooni Aderemi By John Dike

 

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The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has rued the passing of the wife of late Ooni Adesoji Aderemi, Olori Arawunmi Dorcas Aderemi, as a huge loss.

A statement by the spokesperson to Governor Adeleke Mallam Olawale Rasheed said Olori Dorcas Aderemi passed away at the prime age of 105 and was the last surviving wife of late Ooni Aderemi, the first Governor of the Western Region.

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He said the Governor acknowledges the life of service lived by Olori Dorcas Aderemi, saying that she will be sorely missed for her unwavering dedication to traditions and the royal household.

He notes her liberal nature as evident in combining tradition to her strong Christian faith, saying that as the Iyaale Akui Royal House, a position she was elevated to in 2019, Olori Dorcas Aderemi continued to play a pivotal role in St. Peter’s Anglican Church, in honouring the legacy of his late husband who was involved in its founding.
According to the statement the Governor condoles the Arole Oduduwa, HIM Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan, Ojaja ll, the Ile-Ife traditional council, the Olori Obas, the immediate family and the people of Ile-Ife for this painful loss of Olori Dorcas Aderemi.

“While praying to God to repose her soul and grant her eternal rest, Governor Adeleke urges family left behind to honour Olori Dorcas Aderemi memory by sustaining her legacy of contributions and sacrifices.”

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