Politicians, Top Corporate Players to Storm Ekiti Town for Funso Ayeni’s Mother’s burial

By Gbenga Sodeinde in Ado Ekiti

The ancient town of Ilamo Ekiti in Ikole Local Government of Ekiti State, will come alive as from next week as traditional activities begin in respect of the burial of a respected community leader and business woman, Late Chief Mrs. Victoria Yewande Ayeni, mother of the Peoples Democratic Party Senatorial candidate in the last year general election.

According to a statement signed by the leader of the Ayeni family, traditional activities for the burial will start on Wednesday 31st with procession round the town while Christian Wake keep will hold on Thursday Feb. 1 at the Holy Apostolic Primary School field, Asin Ekiti.

The statement further stated that on Friday, Feb. 2 which is the peak of the three-day burial ceremony , Church service and Interment will hold at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Isaba which will be followed immediately with reception at St Theresa’s field, Ikole Ekiti.


It was also stated that the traditional procession would be led by Chief Omolayo Ayeni and other siblings.

The people of Ikole Ekiti and Funso Ayeni political family within and outside Ikole Ekiti are expected to troop out in their hundreds to join the procession, which will start from Ilamo area of Ikole Ekiti

Speaking on expectation and preparation for the burial, Funso Ayeni said the procession would be held amidst funfair at every junction, with various age groups, politicians and board members of Funso Ayeni Foundation joining.

Meanwhile, it has been indicated that politicians, top corporate players and representatives of various professional and religious bodies from all walk of life would attend the burial.

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In a condolence letter sent to the family by Egbe Omo Ilamo, the community had indicated their readiness to rally round the Ayenis and pay them back for all the good humanitarian services they have consistently embarked upon to lift individuals and various communities in Ikole Local Government and Ekiti state at large.


Mrs. Victoria Ayeni died on the 14th of November, at the age of 83 years.

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