By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu has described the late Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Adeyemo as an unassuming, hard working and respectful personality, who would have made more positive impact in the state if not his untimely death.
Akeredolu, who was on a condolence visit to Governor Abiola Ajimobi along side his cabinet members, on Wednesday, said the news of the death of the speaker came as a rude shock to him and the legal family.
With the qualities exhibited by the late speaker while in office, Akeredolu said he knew within him that he would have made a great impact in Oyo state.
“Not only he had his tutelage in our chamber, he is until his death, a member of the office and his books are still there and he was a senior and prominent member of the office.
“He was someone who made a lot of contributions during my electioneering campaign and even when I was contesting for the NBA president, I have no doubt Oyo state will miss him,” he said.
He, therefore, prayed that God would grant the government and people of the state the fortitude to bear the great loss.
In the same vein the Aseyin of Iseyinland,
Oba AbdulGaniy Adekunle, who led a condolence visit with Conference of Oke Ogun Obas, described the late speaker as a bridge builder whose memory would continue to linger in the minds of the people for a long time.
In his response, Gov. Ajimobi in an emotional ladden voice expressed appreciation for the visit, saying that the speaker’s sudden demise still remained a rude shock to him.
“In all my career and up till now that am 69 years old, I have wept only three times, the first was when my father died, the second when my mother died, Adeyemo’s death is the third,” while he ended his remarks abruptly.