Osun Assembly minority leader dies

THE Minority Leader of the Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Oladejo
Makinde died yesterday at the age of 48.

The lawmaker, who represents Ife Central state Constituency, died on
Sunday afternoon at a hospital in Ekiti State following a brief
illness.

Makinde, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Late Makinde, popularly called ‘Igwe’ was a former chairman, Ife
Central Local Government Area of the state

His corpse was said to have been deposited at the mortuary of Ekiti
State Teaching Hospital.

The Chairman, Osun Assembly Committee on Information and Strategy,
Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye confirmed his death to our correspondent
on the telephone and expressed shock at the demise of his colleague.

Also confirming his death, the chairman of PDP in the state, Alhaji
Gani Olaoluwa said he dies following health complication.

Meanwhile, governor Rauf Aregbesola has extended his condolences to
the family of the lawmaker.

In a condolence message by the Director of the Bureau of
Communications and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Semiu Okanlawon,
Aregbesola described the death of the House of Assembly member as
sudden and shocking.

The Governor who prayed for the repose of Hon. Makinde Oladejo
Samson’s soul, extended his “profound condolence to the immediate
family, members of The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, Ife
Central and the people of Osun.”

Aregbesola urged the Speaker, members of the state House of Assembly
and family of Makinde to take with equanimity the loss Hon Makinde
describing death as an inevitable end for everybody.

Aregbesola said: “Though it is very painful to loose somebody like
Hon. Oladejo at that youthful age, but one clear lesson is the
transient nature of life itself; it’s not about Hon. Makinde Oladejo,
but about the fact that death is a certainty that must come to every
living being.

“It is my fervent prayer that God will grant him Eternal home at the
bosom of Jesus Christ and give the people of Ife Central the fortitude
to bear the loss. We also pray God to comfort his family and give them
courage and hope.”

He also urged family members and supporters of Hon. Makinde to take
heart and consider the death an act of God, saying Oladejo lived a
life of service, though very brief until he breathed his last.

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