Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
As slain chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ekiti State, Mr. Bunmi Ojo, who was gunned down a week ago was buried yesterday, a Cleric at the Methodist Church, Ido Ekiti, Rev. Olanrewaju Komolafe has flayed incessant killings in the country, saying no effort should be spared to stem the ugly tide.
Delivering a sermon at the funeral service held in Ojo’s honour, the clergy described death as an inevitable occurrence, which would surely come to every human being.
Ojo was a former personal Assistant to ex-governor Segun Oni and was a Commissioner on the board of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) before he was shot by unknown gunmen in Ado Ekiti.
Komolafe who also said there was time for everything under earth, said the late Ojo, though died when least expected, had fulfilled the purpose of life.
He charged families, relatives, political parties and acquaintances present at the event to live a life worthy of emulation just like the late Ojo did, stressing that that death had no regard for anyone or social status, and could come in any form.
“Nigerians should eschew shedding of blood either for position or to settle any score, because nobody can kill and go scot free, but if you do, your day of reckoning is on the way,” he admonished
Scores of residents, including people of different political persuasions from all parts of the country thronged the Methodist Church, Ido Ekiti venue of the funeral service that was also attended by his political mentor, Chief Segun Oni and the Governor-Elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose was represented on the event by his
Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo.
Tears flowed freely as the remains of the late Ojo who was murdered by
yet to be identified gunmen on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 were committed to
mother earth in his Ido Ekiti, country home.
While the church service was on, scores of women sympathisers took
over the outside environment of the church raining curses on Ojo’s
The women who intermittently disrupted the church service with songs
laced with abuses and curses, were also dressed in an unusual manner
contrary to normal church practice as they turned their clothes upside
down and also removed headgears to press home their anger over the
death of Ojo.
All efforts by the hordes of security men keeping vigil at the church
to calm down the angry women were rebuffed, as they refused to halt
their protest until the end of the service.
Other top Nigerians who witnessed the funeral service included the
Ekiti State Deputy-Gov. Elect, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, wife of former
Gov. Segun Oni, Kemi and former Deputy -Gov. Sikiru Lawal.
Others include former Minister of State for Works, Dayo Adeyeye, Sen.
Bode Ola, Sen.Tony Adeniyi and chairman of the Ekiti State chapter of
All Progressive Congress, (APC) and his former colleagues at the
Federal Character Commission among several others from various