By YSO Olaniyi
The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 general elections, Senator Olufemi Lanleyin, has described the demise of Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Rt. Hon. Kehinde Olatunji Ayoola, as tragic and very painful occurrence.
Lanleyin in a condolence message he personally signed and made available to the Pacesetter News said late Ayoola was a unique and precious “wet tree, in the forest of Oyo State, indeed Nigerian politics”.
According to him, “he was a man of unimpeachable integrity, matchless character, profound depth and great wisdom, whose eloquence and mastery of the written words, gave him off as an intellectual, whose foray into politics, underscored the need for the incursion of more professionals, and pragmatic thinkers into Nigerian politics”.
“Kehinde was a decent man, a man of sincerity and of his word. He was a quintessential Yoruba Omoluabi”.
“One attribute of the deceased whom l had the privilege of interacting with, was his ability to relate across age-groups and party divides, as well as his broadmindedness, a tendency which advertised his humanism”.
The former Senator therefore condoled with Hon. Kehinde Ayoola’s family, especially his wife, Prof. Olukemi, and the children, the Oyo State Government, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, all friends, associates and loyalists.
“We can only take solace in the fact that he left behind an excellent legacy. I pray that God Grants repose to his great soul, as well as grant us all, the fortitude to bear this extremely irreparable loss” the message concluded.