Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has expressed sadness over the death of the member representing Ibadan South-East Constituency II, Ademola Popoola.
Truthlive.net had reported that Popoola passed away aged, 46.
In a statement on Wednesday signed by Moses Alao, special Assistant to Governor ‘Seyi Makinde, he described the lawmaker’s death as sad, painful and a huge loss to the state and commiserated with PDP and lawmakers in the state.
He expressed heartfelt condolences to the lawmaker’s immediate family and the Ibadan South-East Constituency II.
Makinde said, “The news of the death of my brother, Hon. Ademola Popoola, member representing Ibadan South-East II, is shocking and painful.
“Popoola’s death is a huge loss to the state, the House of Assembly and the PDP, on which platform he was elected into the House.
He was a consummate lawmaker and an individual who was quite passionate about the development of the state. He gave his best efforts towards ensuring harmonious relationship between the executive and the legislature arms of the state.
“As a testimony to his credential as a lawmaker who truly served his people and a loyal party man, he was rewarded with a ticket to seek re-election into the State House of Assembly in the 2023 elections.
“On behalf of the Government and good people of Oyo State, I commiserate with the Oyo State House of Assembly, the PDP family and the entire Popoola family on this sad loss.
“It is my prayer that God grants repose to his soul and gives everyone the fortitude to bear the loss.”