Makinde, Speaker, others mourn Oyo Assembly lawmaker, Popoola
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, yesterday, expressed shock over the death of the lawmaker representing Ibadan South-East Constituency II at the state House of Assembly, Olusegun Popoola.
It was gathered that Popoola had been ill before his death at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. He died at the age of 46.
Makinde, who described Popoola’s death as sad, painful and a huge loss to the state, commiserated with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, on whose platform Popoola was elected into the House and had even secured a ticket to seek another term.
A statement by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to the Governor, Moses Alao, indicated that the governor equally expressed heartfelt condolences to the Speaker of the House, Adebo Ogundoyin and the entire Assembly members, the lawmaker’s immediate family and the Ibadan South-East Constituency II.
He prayed to God to grant repose to the soul of the late Assembly member, whom he said, had contributed his best efforts towards the overall development of Oyo State.
ALSO, the Speaker, in a condolence message, said: “The news of the death of one of the most active, vibrant and resourceful lawmakers in the Ninth Oyo State House of Assembly, Ademola Popoola, popularly called Popson, came to me and everyone in the House as a rude shock. We are deeply saddened and grieved by this painful and untimely exit of one of us. This is unbearable.”
SIMILARLY, the PDP, Oyo State chapter, described the death of Popoola as sad and tragic.
The state chairman of the party, Dayo Ogungbenro, in a statement, yesterday, expressed sadness over the death of the lawmaker, saying that the party in the state had been thrown into mourning over the incident.