Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described the late former Military Governor of the defunct Western Region, General Adeyinka Adebayo has a man that left many legacies to be followed.
He said this on Saturday in Ikeja GRA, Lagos, when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased.
“One can imagine the enormous power he wielded as the governor of the old Western State comprising Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ekiti and Ondo states. He left many legacies and we will uphold them. Baba lived a life well spent and it is not that we are mourning him, but we are celebrating his life.
“The issue of the burial of the General is not a political matter. He was a man of so many parts and we will celebrate him and give him a state burial. I will liaise with my brother governors in the South-West on how the programme will go. He represented the Yoruba race and he did well.” he said.
Fayose also called on the family to let the state government know the update on the burial arrangements.
A son of the deceased, who is also the first civilian governor of Ekiti, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, in his remarks, described Fayose as ‘Omo Baba’ (Daddy’s son), because he had a good rapport with his late father .
“When I was welcoming you, I described you as ‘Omo Baba’ because in fairness to you, you had a great rapport with our late Dad.
“Anytime Baba was in Ekiti you were always there for him. He really appreciated those kind gestures. Like you rightly said, the burial of Baba is not going to be a political affair. Baba was a political and I assure you that we as a family are happy to give our Baba the due he deserved. We will put up the committees and your nominees will be there,” he said.