Oyo PDP Chairman Ojelabi dies at 59

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The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo South Senatorial District, Olugbade Ojelabi, has died at the age of 59.

The deceased, who was an indigene of the Anko area of Eruwa in the present Ibarapa East local government area, died in the early hours of Monday.

Ojelabi’s death was confirmed by the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin, who said the news is devastating and a great loss to Eruwa town.

“This is distressing and shocking to me personally. It is a great loss to Eruwa town, Ibarapaland and our party in Oyo State.”

“I am short of words as everything seems like a dream. He was at a stakeholders meeting we held yesterday (Sunday) in Eruwa and did not show any signs of fatigue or ailment. He was active and his contributions to the meeting as usual were constructive and acutely insightful. His death is no doubt devastating.”

“I lost a kinsman as we both hail from Ward 2 in Anko, Eruwa. He was a father figure to me, a political leader and tutor and a motivator whose political experience cannot be underestimated. This is sad. Death dealt his deadly blow on us at this auspicious time when the political experience and astuteness of Olugbade Ojelabi was most needed”.