Alhaji Lam Adesina
By Muhammad Bello
President Goodluck Jonathan has extended his heart felt condolence to the government and people of Oyo State over the death the former governor of the state, Alhaji Lam Adesina.
Jonathan, who expressed his deep sadness by the passing away of elder statesman said he joins,on behalf of himself, the Federal Government and all Nigerians, the family, relatives, friends, associates and all who knew him in mourning the renowned educationist and political leader who devoted his entire adult life to working for the progress of his people and the nation.
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has described the death of the former Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Lam Adesina, as a devastating blow to the party in particular and a big loss to the nation in general.
In a statement issued on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said with the demise of the former Governor, Nigeria has lost an irrepressible voice of conscience.
''Lam Adesina has remained a constant fixture in the nation's body polity for over three decades, either as a newspaper columnist, member of the House of Representatives, social and political critic, prisoner of conscience, state governor, or an elder statesman.
The party said though deceptively meek, the late former Governor was a political lion who was ferociously effective.
"A perfect validation of the saying that all politics is local, Lam Adesina never lost control or confidence of his people. Even during the locust years when the PDP captured the body of Oyo State politics, the soul of the people remained with the former Governor,'' it said.
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