22nd January, 2022
By Akeem Abass
More prominent Nigerians have continued to visit the Ogbomoso residence of the former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, to commiserate with his family.
Some of the dignitaries who visited the Opadoyin residence of the Alao-Akalas on Friday were Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun and Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti.
Others were Mrs Florence Ajimobi, widow of former Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Advisory Council in the state.
Alao-Akala died on Jan. 12.
Earlier, Sen. Bola Tinubu, one of the APC national leaders of APC, Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun and Gov. Seyi Makinde visited the family.
Also on the list were Gov. AbdulRazaq Abdulrahman of Kwara, Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari, Sen. Teslim Folarin, Sen. Kola Balogun and former Gov. Gbenga Daniel of Ogun.
Others were Alhaji Hazeem Gbolarumi, Chief Niyi Akintola , Rev. Supo Ayokunle, Hon. Folake Olunloyo-Oshinowo, Prof. Abideen Olaiya, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, Chief Bisi Ilaka and Dr Dare Akande.
Mrs Ajimobi, in her condolence message, described Alao-Akala’s death as another great loss to her family, saying she looked up to him to fill the vacuum her late husband had left behind.
“I thought and hoped you will be there for us as family for a very long time. Yet death threw a big blow at us. But who are we to question God? We submit and accept.
“You sacrificed for APC and that labour will not be in vain. We will definitely miss you a great deal.
“Please greet my dear husband Abiola, your own friend and brother. We love you, but God loves you more. Rest in perfect peace,’’ she wrote.
She prayed that God receives the souls of the departed and spare those they have left behind.
Youths and other residents of Ogbomoso had on Wednesday in their thousands held a candle light procession in honour of Alao-Akala.