The Owalukare Family condoles with the family of Chief Samuel Kolapo Adegbite Adedoyin, the Ale of Okorun Ikare who joined his ancestors on Tuesday September 1, 2020, the Family has announced in a statement released to the press..
The late lawyer, an illustrious son of Ikare, was installed as the Ale of Okorun Quarters of Ikare in 1972 by the Late Oba Amusa Momoh III.
He will be remembered for the nine years he acted as Overseer Chief of Ikare during the period of interregnum between the passage of Oba Amusa Momoh III in 1976 and the emergence of Oba Akadiri Saliu Momoh IV in 1984.
It would be recalled that when Oba Amusa Momoh III passed on, her first daughter Princess Olufunmilayo, an ace broadcaster by tradition, served as the regent for six months. It was thereafter that Chief Samuel Kolapo Adegbite Adedoyin, being the most learned of all the Ikare chiefs, stepped in to continue the regency.
The wisdom in the traditional Regency system permitting only women as Regent, played out in the manner in which Late Chief Adedoyin, while representing Ikare as a foremost chief, tried, albeit unsuccessfully, by being cozy with many Ondo State Military and Civilian Governors, to annex for himself, a kingdom his ancestors never had. He tried to carve some quarters out of Ikare.
The sustainability of such fiefdoms is there to see. Many tribunals of enquiries and cases, some still pending, have emerged to recognize just one paramount Chieftaincy Stool in Ikare – The Olukare of Ikareland.
We therefore seek the understanding of the public while Ikare mourns one of its foremost lawyers and chiefs