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APC loses lawmaker, Tinubu, others mourn

All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has described the death of a member of House of Representatives, Hon. Olaide Akinremi, as a great loss to the party, Ibadanland and Nigeria as a whole.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akinremi, representing Ibadan North Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, died in the early hours of Wednesday in Abuja during a brief illness.

NAN also reports that the two-term lawmaker, popularly known as Jagaban, was a member of APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, headed by Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe.

APC Publicity Secretary, Olawale Sadare, in a statement on Wednesday in Ibadan, said that Akinremi’s death came at a time he was needed most by his constituents, the National Assembly and the society as a whole.

“Prince Akinremi’s demise is a death too many as he means so much to our great party, even in death.

“He redefined representation at the National Assembly to give relief and hope to the people of Ibadan North Federal Constituency.

“He was the face of responsible and responsive leadership, with many achievements in his record,” he said.

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According to him, the Isaac Omodewu-led State Executive Committee and the entire members and supporters of APC have lost a wonderful party man and colourful politician who left an indelible footprints on the sands of time.

“The vacuum he left behind will be extremely difficult to fill but we find solace in the legacy of kindness, philanthropy and service to the people which he was able to impact on the surface of the earth,” he stated.

Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu extends his condolences to the family of the late Hon. Olaide Akinremi.

In a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, the President also commiserated with members of the National Assembly, friends, and associates of the deceased over the loss.

“The President prays for the repose of the soul of the departed and strength to his family at this difficult time,” said the statement. (NAN)

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