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.
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. Adebo Ogundoyin, 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.
…Makinde Condoles With Family, Constituents, Oyo Assembly
In a related development, Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, expressed shock over the death of the member representing Ibadan South-East Constituency II, Honourable Ademola Olusegun Popoola.
Makinde, who described the lawmaker’s death as sad, painful and a huge loss to the state, commiserated with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, on whose platform Popoola was elected into the House and had even secured a ticket to seek another term.
A statement by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to the governor, Moses Alao, indicated that the governor equally expressed heartfelt condolences to the Speaker of the House, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin and the entire House of Assembly members, the lawmaker’s immediate family and the Ibadan South-East Constituency II.
He prayed to God to grant repose to the soul of the late Assembly member, whom he said contributed his best efforts in the House towards the overall development of Oyo State.
He said: “The news of the death of my brother, Hon. Ademola Popoola, member representing Ibadan South-East II, is shocking and painful.
“Hon. 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.”