By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has described the death of former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Christopher Alao-Akala, as a rude shock.
The governor commiserated with his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde, over the demise of former governor.
In a statement released by his spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola said he was pained and saddened by the sudden demise of the former Oyo political leader and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor condoled Alao-Akala’s family, his political associates, government and people of Oyo State over the unfortunate incident.
He described Alao-Akala’s death as a personal loss because the deceased was “a good friend of Osun who was always ready to identify with our government and celebrate our humble accomplishments and achievements.”
Oyetola recalled the laudable role the former governor played during the resolution of the age-long battle between Oyo and Osun states over the joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, and gracing the state’s 30th anniversary Banquet and Awards which held last year.
He stated that the late Ogbomoso-born politician was an unassuming elder stateman and a seasoned political leader whose reputation is worth emulating, adding that he would be remembered for his administration’s strides in Oyo State.