AS lSIAKA ABIOLA AKANJI AJIMOBI TAKES HIS FINAL JOURNEY HOME…
History is ANIMATE and lT LIVES,
BREATHES and NEVER DIES.
You may rewrite or doctor it but in that time,
It grows and outgrows its detractors.
the late lsiaka Abiola Akanji AJIMOBI was cosmopolitan, suave and urbane with good diction, deep in rich authentic and indigenous Yoruba anecdotes.
Born a son of a tailor,
Thus giving rise to his good dress sense too which he naturally inherited from his father apart from politics.
Ajimobi is an archetype lbadan man,
No doubt, he had a sharp tongue (l am yet to see an lbadan son of the soil without such typical trait), but he exuded confidence always which his detractors most often misconstrued for arrogance or being standoffish but deeper in his mien remains the virtues of compassion, humanity and a very accommodating and approachable personality.
Ajimobi had a trade mark smile with a disarming and charming outlook.
He ran his course and bowed out at a full age.
This piece is a modest celebration of his endearing memory as he is been interred into the bowels of mother earth today enroute his final journeying home.
Let us now praise famous men,
and our fathers in their generations.
The Lord apportioned to them (a) great glory,his majesty from the beginning.
There were those who ruled their kingdoms, and were men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding and proclaiming prophesies (even maybe by clairvoyance), leaders of the people in their deliberations and in understanding of learning for the people wise in their words of instruction, those who composed philosophical tunes, and set forth verses in speeches and writings, rich men furnished with resources, living peacefully in their habitations – all these were HONOURED in their times.
These are some of them who have left a name, so that discerning men declare their praise. And these are some who have no memorial, who have perished as though they had not lived they have become as though they had not been born, and so have their children after them.
But these were men of mercy,
whose compassionate deeds, have not been forgotten, their prosperity will remain with their descendants and their descendants stand by the covenants and their inheritance to their children’s children.
Their children also, for their sake,
Their posterity will continue for ever and tgeir glory will not be blotted out, their bodies were buried in piece and their name lived to all generations.
People will declare their wisdom and the congregation proclaims their praise.
O di gba Ose O