By Aluta News
Jan. 12, 2022
Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has described the death of a former Governor of Oyo, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, as a rude shock.
Alao-Akala, who served as governor between 2007 and 2011, died on Wednesday morning in his country home, Ogbomoso.
Oyetola, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Wednesday in Osogbo, said he was pained and saddened by the sudden demise of the former Oyo political leader and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor commiserated with his Oyo State counterpart, Mr Seyi Makinde, government and people of the state, the Alao-Akala family and political associates over the unfortunate incident.
Oyetola , who described Alao-Akala’s death as a personal loss, said that the deceased was a good friend of Osun, who was always ready to identify with the government and celebrate its humble accomplishments.
The governor recalled the laudable role that the deceased played during the resolution of the age-long battle between Oyo and Osun over the joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso and the gracing of the state’s 30th anniversary banquet and awards in 2021.
He noted that the late Ogbomoso-born politician was an unassuming elder statesman and seasoned political leader, whose reputation was worth emulating.
“On behalf of my family, government and people of Osun, I commiserate with the family of late Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, his political associates, friends as well as the governor, government and people of Oyo State.
“I pray God to grant him eternal rest and watch over the family and the loved ones he left behind,” Oyetola said.