The All Progressives Congress in Oyo State has described the death of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Michael Adesina Adeyemo, as a calamity that befell not only the people of the state but Nigerians and humanity as a whole.
Reports have it that Hon. Adeyemo, who was on his second term representing Ibarapa East State Constituency, died at Jericho Hospital, Ibadan at the early hours of Friday and he was 47 years old.
In a statement issued and made available to journalists in Ibadan today, the APC expressed its shock over the incident which it described as a devastating, saddening and unfathomable development which marks a dark spot in the anal of history of the state.
“One would wish our amiable Speaker did not die this time as his death creates a sad chapter in the pages of history book of our dear state. Hon. Adeyemo had been a brilliant, hard working and passionate player since he joined politics from his legal professional practice.
“His three-year reign as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly was full of monumental achievements and posterity would always be kind to him because he served humanity to the best of his ability. Obviously, Oyo APC and the entire good people of the state have lost a rare gem.
“Our condolences go to members of his family, our leader; Governor Abiola Ajimobi, members of the State House of Assembly, the good people of Lanlate and Ibarapaland in general as well as his professional and political associates. We pray God to give all the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.” APC said.