The lawmaker representing Ijesa North Federal Constituency in the 9th Assembly, Hon. Busayo Oluwole Oke has described Chief Adebayo Ajeigbe as an exemplary political mentor whose fatherly role will be missed in the arts of Osun politics.
Hon Oke said his sudden demise would create a deep vacuum in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The Lawmaker representing Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency said “his death was a rude shock and least expected, especially when his wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom in governance and poli-thinking were most needed.
“The gentleman was a guest at the 40th day Fidau prayer for the former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun in Ila-Orangun on Saturday, full of life, cheerful and animated.
“I lack words to express my grief over the passing to glory of one of our Party Chieftains, Chief Bayo Ajeigbe popularly known as Baba Gomina.”
In his statement at his Abuja residence, Hon. Oke said Baba Ajeigbe was a committed party man, an elder statesman whose exemplary leadership style had touched many lives without leaving a space for doubt in our hearts.
“He was a man of peace, he would always preach peace and find a way of settling, rifts and rancour. A dogged apostle of truth, love and unity, deep in culture and traditions of Yoruba. He was endowed with uncommon wisdom and knowledge which he used to mentor those who cast their political tutelage under his political school. He will forever be remembered for being a bridge builder, a solution provider and a dogged fighter.
“Indeed, there is no doubt, PDP Family has lost one of its committed leaders to the cold hands of death.”
Hon. Oke took solace in God for the life well spent by the Ororuwo, Boripe born High Chief, saying “his imperishable foot prints and legacies would remain indelible in the annals of political history in Osun. He prayed that God would give his family and the state Peoples Democratic Party the fortitude to bear the loss.