The lawmaker representing Oyo South in the National Assembly, Sen Sharafadeen Alli, has expressed deep sadness over the passing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Alhaji Wale Adedibu.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan by his Special Adviser on Media, Akeem Abas, on Sunday, Alli said that the news of Adedibu’s death came as a rude shock to him and many others, nothing that was coming few days after the loss of Oyo North APC Senatorial Women Leader.
He described Adedibu as a committed and dedicated party member who worked tirelessly for the growth of APC in the state.
The lawmaker lamented that Adedidu’s death was a great loss to the party and the state, adding that his contributions to political and community development would always be remembered.
The lawmaker said that Adedibu’s death has created a huge vacuum in APC, stressing that the chieftain’s death was a reminder of the fragility of life and the need for all to cherish every moment.
He expressed condolences with the family, friends, political associates and the APC family over the loss.
Alli prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and asked God to grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Adedibu, a popular APC chieftain in the state, died on Saturday night in Ibadan after a brief illness.