….Declares three-day Mourning for Speaker’s Death
….Governorship Aspirant,Engr. Raufu Aderemi Olaniyan commiserates with Oyo people and State over death of Speaker.
Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State will be visiting the late speaker’s country home today for a condolence visit, He had on Friday declared three-day mourning in honour of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Michael Adeyemo.
Adeyemo died in the early hours of Friday at the age of 47.
Ajimobi who cut short his official assignment outside the State to honour the departed soul described the lawmaker’s death as a tragic loss for him and the people of Oyo State.
He said:“I received the news of the untimely passage of my brother, friend and dependable political ally with grief and utter shock this morning (Friday).
“He was a fine gentleman and bridge builder who was committed to the development and progress of the state. His death has left a gaping void that will be difficult to fill”.
Ajimobi noted, “he was an energetic young man that was always prepared to sacrifice his time, expertise and resources to ensure that the relationship between the executive and legislature did not break down at any time, no matter how thorny the issue might be. He was my bridge builder”.
Upon his return to Ibadan,the governor headed straight to Anatomy Department of University of Ibadan to see the remains of the number three man in the state.
Meanwhile, Engr. Raufu Aderemi Olaniyan, a governorship aspirant in the state has expressed deep sadness over the untimely demise of Adeyemo.
While commiserating with Governor Isiaka Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, members of the Oyo state assembly the people of the state, the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant described the late speaker as “a gentle, amiable,respectful, very honest to all and quite passionate, noting that it’s most unfortunate that such a young man will be snatched by the cold hands of death, at a time when the state has began to feel his impact at the legislative assembly ( Igi ti o to kii pe ni gbo).”
Speaking further Olaniyan, who is a retired Permanent Secretary in the Oyo state civil service noted that Adeyemo was a good Christian before his sudden demise and urged the family to take solace in knowing that he lived an enviable life and has left behind a legacy worthy of emulation.