He described late Adeyemo as a good ambassador of Ibarapa zone of the state, seasoned lawyer and an astute administrator, who managed the House of Assembly without any rancour for nearly three years a feat described as laudable, adding that the speaker left the political scene when his knowledge and experience in lawmaking and politicking would be greatly missed.
By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
Following the death of the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly in the early hours of Friday, reactions have begun to trail the sudden death of the lawmaker who died at the age of 46 years.
Among the mourners of the late speaker, was the gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Engr. Seyi Makinde, describing the unfortunate incident as shocking.
Makinde, in a statement from the his organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade, commiserated with the good people of the state, the gpovernor, lawmakers and above all his immediate and political families.
Engr. Makinde, however, prayed that may God grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss and grant him eternal rest.
In the same vein, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state also expressed regret over the death of Hon. Adeyemo, describing it as a calamity not only the people of the state but Nigerians and humanity as a whole.
APC, in a statement from the publicity secretary of the party in the state, Mr. Wale Sadare added that his death was a devastating, saddening and unfathomable development which marks a dark spot in the anal of history of the state.
“One would wish our amiable Speaker did not die this time as his death creates a sad chapter in the pages of history book of our dear state. Hon. Adeyemo had been a brilliant, hard working and passionate player since he joined politics from his legal professional practice.”
“His three-year reign as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly was full of monumental achievements and posterity would always be kind to him because he served humanity to the best of his ability. Obviously, Oyo APC and the entire good people of the state have lost a rare gem.
“Our condolences go to members of his family, our leader; Governor Abiola Ajimobi, members of the State House of Assembly, the good people of Lanlate and Ibarapaland in general as well as his professional and political associates. We pray God to give all the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” APC said.
In a condolence register opened for the late speaker at the Assembly complex, various sympathisers were seen expressing their sadness over the development in their various messages.
In the condolence message of the Cheif Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola stated: “To day it’s a shock is an understatement about the news of the death of so young dynamic, erudite and administrator/legislator to the core.”
“Words also cannot be enough to express the heartfelt pain. I, on behalf of the Judiciary of Oyo State, the Judicial Service Commission express our condolence to the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Ajimobi and all other members of the executive and the Deputy Governor, Deputy Speaker and all members of the Assembly,” praying to God to grant him eternal rest in peace.
Similarly, the President, Customary Court of Appeal, Oyo State, Justice Gbade Akinteye stated in his condolence message: “Your demise at this time in the political development of Oyo State is a sad one indeed. I am at a loss as to why this has to happen to us in Oyo State. I believe God knows best. As a Christian, I take consolation in the fact that we will meet again. Adieu, our amiable Speaker.”