The Peoples Democratic Party Candidate for Oyo Central Senatorial district Chief Luqman Oyebisi Ilaka has expressed deep sadness in the passing away of the Chief Imam of Oyo land, Sheik Imam Mas’ud AbdulGaniy Ajokidero III, describing his death as a personal loss.
Ilaka in a statement signed by Omolere Omoetan Media Director Ilaka Campaign Council, noted that the Chief Imam is not just a religious leader he looks up to, but also like a father to him, maintaining that the Imam is an exemplary leader and a lover of peace whose death had created a vacuum in the community.
Ilaka who is the Ladilu of Oyo Kingdom further noted that with the death of Sheik Imam Mas’ud AbdulGaniy Ajokidero III, Oyo land has lost a voice of unity and moderation.
Ilaka while extoling the virtues of the deceased, also expressed sadness at the timing of his death stressing that he died at a time Oyo land and the state needs his experience
“I knew and interacted closely with him. A true Servant of Allah who evinced that divine calling each time you have an encounter with him.
“His death is most unfortunate and a loss, not only to the Islamic world but to me and many others as well who knew him as I did.
“He was truly committed to the service of Allah and humanity. He was helpful in forging good relationship between Christians, Muslims and adherents of other religions in Oyo town.”
These, he did through his messages of tolerance, mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence for which many will remember and extol him,” Ilaka said.
Ilaka prayed that Almighty Allah forgive him his shortcomings and grant him Al-janat firdaus.he also prayed Allah give his immediate family members and entire Muslima Ummah in Oyo and environs fortitude to bear his demise.