The Peoples Democratic Party, Osun State chapter announced three-day mourning, following the death of the Caretaker Committee Chairman for Ede North local government, Mr. Jimoh Oyekanmi, on Wednesday.
A statement by the state’s party chairman, Mr Sunday Bisi, revealed that Oyekanmi’s sudden death occurred late on Tuesday.
His death was reportedly few hours after he left his office.
Bisi described Oyekanmi as a willing and tenacious team player who never got tired of executing tasks placed in his care.
While condoling with the members of the immediate family of the deceased, his friends and the government of Osun on the sad incident, the party chairman subsequently declared a 3-day mourning period and suspension of party activities.
The statement read in parts, “The Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party is saddened to announce the death of the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ede North local government, whose sudden death occurred late on Tuesday, 10th of October 2023.
“The PDP finds it awkward to come to terms with the death of the chairman, who was in his office and was full of life till the wee hours of the day. It was really awkward for us as a family with the party having to submit to the unquestionable will of Almighty Allah, who giveth and taketh.
“Jimoh Oyekanmi without mincing words, was one engine room too many to lose. He was a willing and tenacious team player who never got tired of executing tasks placed in his care.
“While we battle through this rude shock of Alhaji Oyekanmi’s demise, the state working committee of our party, under the leadership of Hon Sunday Bisi hereby suspends all party activities for the next three days with party flags in the state flown at half mast in equal number of days.
“Condolence register should also be made available at the state secretariat as well as Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo branches of the party.”