Olupako of Share, progressive leader, bridge-builder  – Gov Abdulrazaq, Ahmed


The departed Olupako of Share Oba Garba Abubakar Dosunmu II has been
described as a progressive leader and a bridge-builder.
Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and his predecessor,
Abdulfatah Ahmed stated this in their separate statements issued on
Saturday following the passing of the First Class monarch.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye,
Abdulrazaq said, “I commiserate with the people of Share and the
entire state, including the Kwara State Traditional Council, over the
death of His Royal Highness. I pray to the Almighty God to repose his
soul and give fortitude to the large family he left behind. I
especially commiserate with His Excellency former Governor Abdulfatah
Ahmed and other prominent sons and daughters of Share on this
Describing him as a progressive leader, Abdulrazaq said the monarch’s
long reign was characterised by monumental growth and investments in
the town which is the headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Area
of Kwara State.
“The monarch would also be remembered for enhancing the status of the
Olupako Stool as it was during his reign that it was upgraded to First
Class. This is a testimony to his leadership qualities and good
relationship with not just his subjects but other parts of the state
and government institutions,” the statement added.
On his part, former governor, Ahmed described Oba the monarch’s
passing as a painful loss.
He recounted the cordial relationship he enjoyed with the late monarch
who according to him, provided him with guidance and prayers always.
Ahmed in a statement by his spokesperson, Dr Muideen Akorede, also
described the late Olupako as a bridge-builder and icon of peace who
preached and worked for a harmonious relationship between Share and
other communities in the state.
He added that the deceased will be remembered for his relentless
commitment to the development of Share community.
Similarly, the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon Salihu
Yakubu Danladi described the late monarch as a father who meant well
for the people of the state.
In his condolence message to the people of Share in Ifelodun Local
Government Area of the state, Hon Danladi noted that the departed
monarch would be greatly missed for his fatherly advice and
admonitions towards a better Kwara.
Oba Dosunmu, who died on Saturday at his hometown at the age of 81 has
been buried according to Islamic injunctions.
Born in 1938, Oba Dosunmu ascended the throne at the age of 29 on 10th
March, 1967 –  making him one of the longest serving monarchs in the

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