Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State and the governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in the state during the last election, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade, have mourned Hon. Saibu Adeosun.
The duo of Abiodun and Akinlade, in separate statements, described Adeosun’s death as a great loss to his family, friends and political associates as well as the All Progressives Congress in Ipokia Local Government and Ogun State in general.
DAILY POST reported earlier that Adeosun, one of the newly appointed 20 Local Government Caretaker Chairmen by Gov Dapo Abiodun has died.
Adeosun was appointed alongside others to head Ipokia Local Government Caretaker Committee.
It was learnt that Adeosun, who was to be screened by the Ogun State House of Assembly today, died around 5 am on Wednesday.
Abiodun, while swearing in the President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Mobolaji Ayodele Ojo and other Judges of the Court, observed a minute’s silence in Adeosun’s honour, praying that the good Lord comfort his family and grant his soul eternally rest.
“The death of the Chairman-Nominee for the Transition Committee in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, Saibu Adeosun Mulero, a few hours to his screening by the State House of Assembly came to us as a rude shock.
“He was such a diligent and resourceful grassroots politician, whose skills and astuteness would have helped the people of Ipokia move to a higher level of development.
“He will surely be missed by the party, APC, the good people of Ipokia LGA that he had plans to lead, and the Dapo Abiodun administration would miss his envisaged contributions to our model of inclusive and participatory governance, of which he was a disciple,” Abiodun said.
On his own part, Akinlade, who shares the same local government as Adeosun, in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Adelani Azeez, said, “It is with a heavy heart that we write to mourn the death of our brother and a member of our great party in Ipokia Local Government – Hon. Saibu Adeosun, who joined his creator this morning.
“Until his demise, Hon. Adeosun was a grassroot politician and an All Progressives Congress (APC) member.
“We did not wish for this untimely death, but God knows better and we implore Him to grant the family of the bereaved the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“Hon. Adeosun’s death is a great loss to his family, friends, political associates, All Progressives Congress in Ipokia Local Government and Ogun State in general.
“Adeosun’s demise calls for sober reflections and it is a lesson to all of us that, from God we came and to Him we shall return someday.
“May Almighty God forgive his sins and grant him eternal rest.”