The Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content and lawmaker representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, Senator Teslim Folarin has expressed deep sadness over the death of former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, lamenting that Oyo State has lost a phenomenal statesman.
Folarin, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Wednesday stated that former governor’s death came “at a crucial time when his leadership and wise counsel are needed especially by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State”.
“I’m deeply heartbroken after receiving the shocking news of our leader’s demise. I still could not believe that Oga Akala has left us. Who are we to question God’s Decision?”
“In mourning, I remember the fond memories and indelible strides former governor Akala left behind. His Excellency will be remembered for his selfless commitment to the development of Oyo State”.
“Men of honour would always be men of honour! Late Akala was one of such men of honour. He lived a life of service to humanity and made leaders of leaders in Oyo State politics”.
“The former governor will remain indelible in the minds of people of Oyo State. He was great leader, exemplary philanthropist, astute administrator, patriotic Nigerian and political heavyweight”.
“On behalf of my family and the good people of Oyo Central Senatorial District, I express my condolences to former governor Akala’s immediate family, the Akala political dynasty, the government and people of Oyo State, and indeed the entire APC family over this phenomenal loss. May God Almighty Comfort us and Grant our great leader eternal rest” the statement concluded.