Aareonakafo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams on Thursday said there’s no doubt that history would be kind to the former governor of Oyo state,the late Christopher Alao Akala.
Iba Adams in a statement by his Special Assistant on media,Kehinde Aderemi,said with the death of the former governor,Oyo state had lost yet another illustrious son, whose life was a reflection of service to humanity.
“I found it very difficult to come to terms with the sudden death of the late Alao Akala.And up till date,I am still saddened and enmeshed in the loss, that I couldn’t figure out how such a wonderful man could leave the stage at a time when his service, wisdom and wealth of experiences are mostly needed.
“Akala’s death had robbed the people of Ogbomoso and Oyo state in particular of a man that was well loved by his people.A grassroots politician and pillar of support to the needy and the downtrodden”
“As a governor,Akala did a lot in the development of infrastructure in the state.Many of the roads you see in the state today were constructed during his tenure.He was a big influence in Oyo politics and he did his best to turn around the fortunes of Oyo state as a governor.
“It is very difficult to forget such a man whose footprints in politics and human capacity development, was outstanding.I am sure history would be kind to the former governor”.
Adams,while praying God to give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, maintained that the ex governor’s memory would always remain evergreen in the minds of the people of the state.
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