The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo state chapter has confirmed the death of Honourable Ademola Olusegun Popoola describing his demise as very sad and tragic.
Until his death, Honourable Popoola represented Ibadan South East constituency II at the Oyo State House of Assembly.
The Oyo state chairman of PDP, Honourable Dayo Ogungbenro in a press release made available to newsmen by the party’s state Publicity Secretary, Akeem Olatunji, confirmed the sad development today July 13.
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According to the ruling party in the state, Late Popoola died early hour of Wednesday morning at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
The party added that Late Popoola died at the age of 46 after long battle with kidney related ailments.
The party said plans were already in place to fly the deceased abroad for better medical attention before his death.
Expressing deep sadness over the death of the lawmaker, Oyo PDP said the entire party in the state has been thrown into mourning over Popoola’s death.
The party commiserates with the Executive Governor of Oyo state, Engr. Seyi Makinde, who is the leader of the party in the state and entire south western Nigeria.
While specially commending Governor Makinde for his personal efforts towards saving Late Popoola’s life, the party said Governor Makinde was fully committed to ensure he was readied to be flown abroad for better medical care but for the national holiday occasioned by the Salah break, Popoola’s medical trip was delayed.
The party also expressed its condolences to the Oyo State House of Assembly, the Speaker, Hon. Ogundoyin Adebo, and the House leadership of the tragic passing of their colleague and friend urging them to take solace in the ultimate will of God, the creator of all things.
The ruling party however, commiserates with the deceased wife and members of his family praying God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irredeemable loss and the dead an eternal rest.
Popoola was the Chairman of, the Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters.
Engr Akeem Olatunji II Publicity Secretary, PDP, Oyo State.