By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed shock over the death of Professor Bayonle Ademodi.
The party in its condolence message said the former commission for regional integration was lover of peace to his peopleand Ondo East Local Government Area in particular.
The statement issued on Sunday by the Caretaker Chairman of the party in the state, Engr Adé Adetimehin, through the party Publicity Secretary said that the late professor of Chemical Engineering was a pragmatic leader, a bridge builder, and a committed party man, who was ever ready to sacrifice so much for the cohesion, and development of the party.
Adetimehin described the death of Ademodi as grievous and painful, adding that the vacuum so created would be difficult to fill.
He said that the deceased was a jovial and consistent politician, who served the party with his talent and resources.
“The departed academic and administrator was also deeply involved in the efforts to unite the Yoruba race through Afenifere, the social cultural body, where he was a leader.” “He never looked back, once he believed in a course”, the party chieftain added.
The party, therefore, prayed that God to grant the immediate family, Ondo Kingdom, Anglican Communion, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and professional colleagues the fortitude to bear the loss.