Oyo State Councillors’ Forum has been hit with several tragedies in recent time, losing some of its members to the cold hands of death. With the latest being the shocking demise of Hon. Rukayat Adejumobi from Itesiwaju LGa, Hon. Oluyemi Muhammad from Ibadan South LCDA, Hon Oluwole Falade Adesokan from Akinyele LGA, Hon. Asimiyu Ajayi from Ido LG and Hon. Moruf Agbedo from Egbeda LGA.
Senator Teslim Folarin of Oyo Central Senatorial, in a condolence message he personally signed, described the deaths of the local council legislators as profound losses to the APC family, the constituencies they served during their lifetime as well as their immediate families.
The condolence message read in part:
I was both shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic losses of some elected councillors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State. My heart aches for the Oyo State Councillors’ Forum, the progressive family, the constituencies they represented and the families they left behind.
I convey my deep condolences to Oyo State Councillors’ Forum, Oyo ALGON, bereaved families, followers and our party, APC.
I pray to the Almighty God to rest their souls in peace and give strength to all of us to overcome the unfathomable losses.
The Oyo Central lawmaker while stating that the contributions of the dead councillors in the upliftment of the downtrodden masses will be remembered forever, noted that the Oyo APC leadership should take an advantage of the Holy month of Ramadan to organise special prayers for the departed members and to also support the bereaved families.