Chief Akin Oke express sadness over Akesan fire disaster, Promise FG intervention.

The state chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Oyo state Chief Akin Oke today also led the entire state executive and other members of the party to commiserate with Alaafin and Oyo people.

He expressed his sadness over the magnitude of economic losses caused by the fire incident as he described it as “one fire, too many”.

“We sympathize with Kabiyesi, the Oyomesi, all victims of the fire incident as well as all sons and daughters of Yorubaland. I am using this opportunity to inform our people that our representatives in Abuja are working seriously to facilitate necessary intervention from the federal government and soonest, we shall have good reasons to smile.

“However, we are using this avenue to call for concerted efforts on the part of key stakeholders to ensure swift and appropriate response from relevant quarters as it concerns prevention and management of avoidable disasters. We pray God Almighty to prevent future occurrence and provide lasting succour to all the victims (including the family members of those who lost their lives).” Oke stated.

In his response, Oba Adeyemi thanked the leadership of Oyo APC for the visit. He went down the memory lane to explain the historical background of the burnt market which, according to him, had never suffered such fate. The Paramount Ruler then used the opportunity to make an appeal for the return of the management of significant monuments such as Akesan Market to the Palace.

On hand to receive the Oyo APC team were; The Oyomesis, Oyo High Chiefs, Bishop Ayo Ladigbolu, notable traditional rulers from Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa areas of the state while party dignitaries in attendance included; Chief ‘Lekan Adeyemo, Hon. Mojeed Olaoya, Chief S. M Akindele, Alhaji Abdulrasaq Arikeuyo, Prince Adefisoye Adekanye, Chief Ayo Ojebode, Alh. Moruf Lamolo, Mrs Mabel Williams, Apostle Ezekiel Olaogun, Hon. Isiaka Salawu Areokuta, Mr. Taiwo Ige, Mrs Abiola Olaniran, Prince Ayobami Adejumo among others.

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