Member of Parliament for Manhyia South Constituency in the Ashanti Region and Minister for Energy, Matthew Opoku Prempeh has reacted to the death of the head of the Ashanti Regional Yoruba Chief, Chief Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Ali Alao III who died on Friday, September 10, 2021.
Mr Opoku Prempeh took to his Facebook page and shared Chief Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Ali Alao’s picture and wrote: “I received with shock the demise of one of the prominent Chiefs in my constituency, Chief Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Ali Alao, the Chief of Yoruba community in Ashanti Region”.
“Chief Rufai, was a role model to most of the youth in the Manhyia South Constituency and the Zongo community as a whole and I will like to express my deepest condolences to the family and people”.
May the soul of Chief Alhaji Rufai rest in perfect peace.
The prominent Yoruba Chief was pronounced dead upon reaching the Manhyia District Hospital, Kumasi on Friday, September 10, 2021, after a short illness and was buried the same day according to Islamic injunctions at Tafo Cemetery.
The Jana’iza (prayers) was held at the Kumasi Central Mosque and officiated by the Ashanti Regional Chief Imam, Sheikh Abdul Mumin Haroun under the auspices of Ashanti Regional Zongo Chief, Sultan Omar Farouk Saeed.
The late Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Ali Alao III, was the second in command in the Zango community in the Zango hierarchy of the Ashanti Region.
He was the deputy for the Ashanti Regional Zango Chief many times and had been acting in the absence of the Zango Chief intermittently for the past five years due to Zango Chief’s medical travels.
Ali Alao III, was an Islamic Scholar, Chief and businessman.
He left behind a wife and 5 children.
The final funeral rite will be announced on Monday at the three days prayer to be held at Yoruba Palace, Alabar-Manhyia in the Ashanti Region.
By: Muhammed Faisal Mustapha