The Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and Senatorial Chairman of Oyo South Senatorial District, Mr Gbade Ojelabi is dead.
This was made known in a statement by the Publicity secretary of the party, Engineer Akeem Olatunji, on Monday.
The statement read: “On behalf of Hon Dayo Ogungbenro led PDP Executives, we announce our deepest condolences to the family and close friends of Hon Gbade Ojelabi who was until his death early this morning the State Vice Chairman (Oyo South) of our great party, PDP.
“He was a man of big heart, and we feel blessed having crossed paths with him. May his family, Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Ogundoyin Adebo and the good people of Ibarapa Mejeje be given strength during this difficult period, and may Hon Gbade Ojelabi rest in peace.”
…Oyo Speaker Mourns Death of Oyo South PDP Senatorial Chairman
The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has expressed sadness and grief over the sudden death of the Chairman, Oyo South Senatorial District of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Hon Olugbade Ojelabi.
The deceased who hailed from Anko in Eruwa died this morning at the age of 59.
Hon Ogundoyin said the whole Oyo State PDP, Eruwa town and indeed Ibarapaland has been thrown into mourning following the death of Hon Ojelabi who was a great mobilizer and political strategist.
“This is distressing and shocking to me personally. It is a great loss to Eruwa town, Ibarapaland and our party in Oyo State. I am short of words as everything seems like a dream. He was at a stakeholders meeting we held yesterday (Sunday) in Eruwa and did not show any sign of fatigue or ailment. He was active and his contributions to the meeting as usual were constructive and acutely insightful. His death is no doubt devastating ” Oyo Speaker said
According to Hon Ogundoyin, it is a black Monday for us in Ibarapaland.
” I lost a kinsman as we both hail from Ward 2 in Anko, Eruwa. He was a father figure to me, a political leader and tutor and a motivator whose political experience cannot be underestimated. This is sad. Death dealt his deadly blow on us at this auspicious time when the political experience and astuteness of Hon Olugbade Ojelabi was most needed. This is painful. O death, where is thy sting ? ”
Oyo Speaker expressed his condolence to the entire PDP family in the State, Ibarapaland as a whole, Ibarapa East State Constituency and the people of Eruwa.
He prayed God to grant the wife of the deceased, his children and family at large the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
” I commiserate with the family of my great leader, Ojabokofo as he is fondly called by everyone especially his political allies. May the Lord repose your soul till we meet to part no more. Though it is hard to believe that you are gone. Adieu Great Leader” Oyo Speaker said