Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, has mourned the passage of a former governor of Lagos state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, saying his shocking death hurts.
The Governor said his heart was filled with grief when he heard about the demise of Alao-Akala, describing it as a great loss to his family, the people of Oyo State, particularly sons and daughters of Ogbomoso and Nigeria as a whole.
Sanwo-Olu also commiserated with Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, as well as leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), praying that God give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile on Wednesday.
The statement reads, “On behalf of the government and people of Lagos, I commiserate with my brother, the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, sons and daughters of Ogbomoso, people of Oyo State, the deceased family, friends and political associates on the death of Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala.
“The passage of Otunba Alao-Akala hurts me because of the critical role he is playing in Oyo APC before his demise. My heart was filled with grief when I was informed about his death.
“Otunba Alao-Akala was more than a politician. He was a man of many parts, whose managerial skills and experience are required at this critical period in our national life, especially in our party, APC ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“He served Oyo State passionately first as a Deputy Governor and later as Governor. He did his best in contributing his quota to the growth and development of Ogbomoso as council chairman as well as Oyo State as a Governor. He also made his mark in the Nigerian Police where he retired as Assistant Commissioner of Police in 1995 before venturing into politics.”