Akala’s Death, Unexpected – A Huge Loss, Says Minister Sunday Dare

Akala’s Death, Unexpected – A Huge Loss, Says Minister Sunday Dare
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By Joel Ajayi 

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Chief Sunday Dare has expressed deep sadness over the death of former  Oyo State Governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, describing it as a huge loss to Ogbomosho, Oyo State and Nigeria.

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According to a statement  sent by the Minister who is reportedly on his way back from the African Nations Cup in Cameroon, he said it was really difficult to accept the reality of the news of someone as close to him as Alao Akala was.

 

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” I received  the news of the death of my elder brother,  astute political  statesman and  Former Governor of Oyo State,  Chief Christopher Adebayo  Alao- Akala with a huge sense of loss, shock and pain. His death not only came suddenly,  but quite devastating. He was like a big brother to me, so his death has robbed me of a dear one who was so passionate  about the development  of Ogbomosho, Oyo State and Nigeria at large.”

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The Minister  further stated “His death is a huge loss not only  to the family, but  especially Ogbomosho, a place he loved and lived for. His death has created a huge vacuum in our political  space. Coming at a time when his political  sagacity and  clout was most needed makes it such a monumental  loss. 

May God console his family, his political  associates and  the people of Oyo state on the demise of this great personality.

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