The Senatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi Central, Chief Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, on Sunday, condoled with the people of Kogi on the passing of the revered traditional ruler, His Majesty, Dr Ado Ibrahim, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.
Natasha, in a post on her Facebook handle, expressed her sadness over the demise of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.
“This soul, please be kind to him.
“Farewell great king,” she posted.
The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland died on Sunday at the age of 95 years after a brief illness.
His remains is expected to be brought home to Okene for burial today according to Muslim rites.
He was born February 7, 1929, and is the fourth traditional ruler and current Ohinoyi of Ebiraland a traditional state with headquarters in Okene, Kogi State.
He attended both Western nursery and Quranic schools and went on to conclude his primary education in 1940 at the Native Authority (NA) primary school in Okene, Northern Region (now Kogi).
He began his secondary school education at Ondo Boys High School and later moved to Oduduwa College, where he graduated in 1949.
In 1954, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a master’s degree from Harvard Business School in 1959.
He was crowned in 1997 as the Ohinoyi of Ebira land by the then governor of Kogi State, late Prince Abubakar Audu and he took over from his predecessor Alhaji Sanni Omolori who reigned between 1957 and 1997.