It was a gathering of who is who in the political ,religious ,security and industrial sectors as former Governorship aspirant in the Ekiti State,Otunba Demola Popoola(ODEP) performed final burial rites of his late mother ,Prophetess Victoria POPOOLA who died on June 21,2022 at the age of 86 years .
Top former and serving politicians, like deputy governor of Ekiti State ,Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi ,two of his predecessors in office ,Professor Modupe Adelabu ,, Professor Olusola Kolapo , former governor Segun Oni and Senator Ayo Arise were in attendance.
Also at the event were ,Ambassador Dare Bejide ,CEO YEMKEM International Dr Akintunde Ayeni and former Presidential aspirant Otunba Reuben Famuyibo.
The Accord Party Governorship candidate for the 2023 election in Oyo State ,Chief Bayo Adelabu and a member of House of Representatives, Sina Peller also graced the occasion .
The weeklong activities commenced in London with a Service of sons .The programme took place at the Dominion Christian Centre ,Danning Town market ,London Saturday evening .
The programme moved to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday ,13th September, 2022 where the spent substantial part of her life with a Commendation Service at the CAC Coshen land Apete Ibadan, follow by Service of Songs and Praise Night at Victoria Event Place Sango Ibadan on the same day .
In Ibadan, the programme also witnessed the dedication of a multimillion Naira event centre built in honour of the deceased christened Victoria Event Place ,Sango area .
On September 15th and 16th ,2022 , where Christian Wake and Praise Night would hold at the deceased residence-Popoola House , Phase 2 ,Federal University Oye-Ekiti road, Oye-Ekiti before internment .
Speaking ,Otunba Popoola who betrayed emotion described the deceased as the best mother in the world .
He relived the uncommon care affection accorded him by his late mother stressing his success story cannot be completed without mentioning the great input and spiritual guidance and support from his mother
” I am going to miss her dearly,.She is the best mother in the world and our pillar of support , we dont want her to leave us now but we have accepted the verdict of God.Mummy ,we miss you but continue to rest in the bosom of our lord Jesus Christ ” Popoola said as he burst into tears.
He also used the occasion to appreciate the guests who csnevfrim far and near.
“Many thanks for sharing in such an memorable day in our lives. My entire family and I will always reminisce your kindness, love and support as regards my Late mother’s Burial ceremony. We sincerely appreciate the effort coming from such a long distance to grace my occasion. Thank you for making the day a grand and successful one. “
Also extolling the virtues of the deceased, Senator Arise also described as a devote Christian who served God till point of death.
According to him ” Prophetess Popoola was blessed with many wonderful and industrious children. I have noticed that in the calibre of people who gracec the occasion and how the the burial ceremonies were put together.” Arise said
Late Prophetess Popoola was survived by Ade Popoola,Rotimi Popoola.Yinka Popoola and Demola POPOOLA.
Different delicacies and exotic drinks were lavishly served as friends and political associates thronged the venue in droves.