The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo State chapter has commiserated with the Oyo State government and State House of Assembly on the death of Honourable Ademola Olusegun Popoola, a representative of Ibadan South East Constituency II, describing his demise as very sad and tragic.
The Oyo State Chairman of the party, Honourable Dayo Ogungbenro in a press release made available to newsmen by the party’s state Publicity Secretary, Akeem Olatunji, confirmed the sad development today, Wednesday July 13.
According to the ruling party in the state, Late Popoola died in the early hours of Wednesday at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
The statement also confirmed that Late Popoola died at the age of 46 after long battle with kidney related ailments.
Expressing deep sadness over the death of the lawmaker, Oyo PDP said the entire party in the state has been thrown into mourning over Popoola’s death.
The party commiserates with the Executive Governor of Oyo state, ‘Seyi Makinde, who is the leader of the party in the state and entire south western Nigeria.
While specially commending Governor Makinde for his personal efforts towards saving Late Popoola’s life, the party said Governor Makinde was fully committed to ensure he was readied to be flown abroad for better medical care but for the national holiday occasioned by the Sallah break, Popoola’s medical trip was delayed.
The party also expressed its condolences to the Oyo State House of Assembly, the Speaker, Hon. Ogundoyin Adebo, and the House leadership on the tragic passing of their colleague and friend, urging them to take solace in the ultimate will of God, the creator of all things.
In the meantime, the ruling party has also commiserated with the deceased’s wife and members of his family, praying God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irredeemable loss and the dead an eternal rest.