The Lying – in State for the Former Governor of Western Region and Western State of Nigeria, Major Gen. Robert Adeyinka, Rtd (August 1966 – April 1971) is underway in Ibadan, the Oyo State. Moments ago the hearse which conveyed the remains of the Ekiti State born general arrived the Oyo State Government House Arcade, Ibadan in a motorcade from Lagos led by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State.
The Southwest Governors, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State; Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo State; Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), Ondo State; Senator Ibikunle Amosun (CON, FCA), Ogun State; Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Osun State and Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti (represented by his Deputy), are the organisers of the State Burial for the former Military Governor of Western Nigeria.
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu , SAN, had in a condolence message described the late general as an “iconic personality” whose “sterling career, both professional and political, spanned several decades”.
Arakunrin Akeredolu noted that “General Adeyinka Adebayo did not excite suspicion concerning his credentials as a patriot at the most crucial moment in the life of a nascent republic. He displayed rare courage and humility at a time when our country faced her most challenging moments.”
Governor Akeredolu added with pride that the late General Adebayo ” placed service to his fatherland above mundane and personal preferences.”
The governor prayed that ” may his resourceful soul find repose with God ”