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PHOTOS: Olaniyan, Folarin, Reps Members In Attendance As Christian, Muslim Clerics Pray For Alao-Akala


Raufu Olaniyan, Oyo State deputy governor, Senator Teslim Folarin, house of representatives’ members— Olusegun Odebunmi, Akin Alabi and others were in attendance at the Opadoyin Lodge, Randa home of late former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala as the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and League of Imams and Alfas in Ogbomosoland offered special prayers for deceased Ogbomoso-born politician.

OYOINSIGHT.COM had reported how Alao-Akala died on Wednesday, 5 months to his 72nd birthday.

The special prayers had in attendance Senator Yemi Brimo Yusuff, Executive Chairman, Oyo State Pacesetter Transportation Services, Hon. Dare Adeleke; Hon. Mojeed Olaoya, Alhaji Audu Marafa, Hon. Wumi Oladeji.

Olamiju led other family members, which included his Mum- Florence and step mum— Kemi Alao-Akala, to the prayer.

The Islamic prayers session was coordinated by the Grand Imam, Sheikh Talihat Oluwashina Yusuff Ayilara while that of Christianity was chaired by CAN President Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle.

Speaking earlier, Olaniyan, making his remarks at the interfaith prayer described the late Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, the former Governor of the state, as his benefactor.

The deputy governor said he was proud to say that he benefited from the large heartedness and kindness of the Ogbomoso-born ex-governor.

Olaniyan said that his heart was so large that anyone who came in to his (Alao-Akala) house with a cry would leave with happiness.

He said the late former governor embodied the commandment of God and was greatly used by God to answer the prayers of most of all the people that came across him.

Olaniyan said the late Alao-Akala was an accomplished leader who had run his race in life and won.

He urged everyone to live Godly life and also impact positively on the lives of people around them.

The deputy governor condoled with the two wives of the deceased, his children and family members.

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