The National leader, All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Tuesday commiserated with Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun over the demise of Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye.
Asiwaju’s media aide, Tunde Rahman in a statement obtained by Western Post said, “I’m deeply saddened by the passing of elder-statesman, pro-democracy activist and progressive politician, Senator Durojaiye.
“An eminent and committed leader, Senator Durojaiye did much for Nigeria.
“His contributions to democracy and good governance have been considerable and will preserve the name of Senator Durojaiye in the history of our nation.
“He worked tirelessly for the termination of military rule and return of democracy in the land. He stood steadfastly against the annulment of June 12 presidential election.”
He described that late Senator as a prominent among the founders of progressive political parties including the Social Democratic Party, Alliance for Democracy and All Progressive Congress.
He added that, Senator Durojaiye represented Ijebu-East, Ogun State in the Senate (1999-2003), deployed his deep understanding of politics and economy to advance the course of development in his state and throughout the entire country.
The statement added: “Senator Durojaiye was a close associate and partner on the progressive front. Together we travelled throughout this country in our bid to advance democratic good governance.
“He was a rare leader for who I hold nothing but respect, admiration and fond memories.
“I commiserate with his family and friends. I commiserate with Governor Dapo Abiodun, the people of Ijebu-East, Ogun State and indeed Nigeria.
“We have all lost an excellent man and a superlative political leader. I pray that his soul find eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord.”