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Alao-Akala: Nigeria, Oyo have lost a super-politician – Ex-ALGON Chairman, Otunba Ojo

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A former chairman of the Association of Local Government, Otunba Ademola Obafemi Ojo, has said Nigeria, Oyo state and the people of Ogbomosoland have lost a super-politician, great grassroots leader and enigmatic personality in Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, the former Governor of Oyo State who died on Wednesday at the age of 71.

Otunba Ojo expressed sadness over Otunba Alao-Akala’s demise but expressed appreciation over how greatly the political gladiator impacted on his people through his leadership and political life.

He said: “I have personally lost a super-boss. Otunba Alao-Akala Akala is one of the greatest politicians to ever come from Oyo state. My political story will never be complete without a bold mention of him. As Governor, Oyo state witnessed unprecedented development under him and the impacts of his administration were really felt down to the local government level. As ALGON chairman, I had the cherished privilege to work with a true man of the grassroots in Governor Akala.

“He was a tested and trusted leader. His many legacies in the state will make history kind to him. The state has lost an irreplaceable grassroots politician.

“My sincere condolences to the Alao-Akala family of Ogbomosoland and the entire people of Oyo State on this great loss”.

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