Afikuyomi, Opeyemi, others visit late Senator Aluko's family


From Left to Right, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, Senator Jide Omoworare, Hon Kayode Oladele, Mrs Sileola Aluko, Senator Lawal Shuaibu and Senator Opeyemi Bamidele.

Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Senator Bamidele Opeyemi and others and others on Thursday visited the family of late Senator Gbenga Aluko, who died five days ago at the age of 58.

Others on the visit to the widow of the lawmaker, Mrs Sileola Aluko, are Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, Senator Jide Omoworare, Hon Kayode Oladele and Senator Lawal Shuaibu.

Speaking on behalf of others, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi said the lawmakers were on a condolence visit to the wife and family of Late senator Gbenga Aluko in Abuja.

He expressed shock and sadness at his sudden departure from this world.

“We conveyed to the Wife our sincere condolences and that of our other friends, and His colleagues of the 4th senate (1999 senators), where he was also a principal officer.

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“We assured the wife and family of our continued love and support. And that they are in our thoughts and prayers,” Afikuyomi said.

According to him, “We prayed that; God will uphold the family and all his loved ones and grant them the fortitude and strength to bear this very sad loss.

“Importantly, we stated that, senator Gbenga Aluko selflessly served Nigeria, he was a global citizen, a perfect gentleman, a truly detribalised Nigeria, and a great Nigerian.

“He was unreservedly committed to his people of Ekiti State. We would sadly miss him. May his soul rest in peace and May his memory be a blessing. Amen”