By Wilson Adekumola
The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke has expressed sadness over the death of former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, in the state and Vice Chairman Southwest zone, Soji Adagunodo.
According to Vanguard, the Southwest Youth leader of the party, Seyi Bamidele, who confirmed his death said the party chieftain passed on in the United States of America on Monday, after a brief illness.
“It is true the zonal Vice Chairman, Southwest, Hon. Soji Adagunodo id dead. He died in the USA after a brief illness and we were informed his demise this evening”, he said.
Governor Ademola Adeleke whose victory was just affirmed by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, expressed shock at the news of the death of Adagunodo, describing his passage as “a sore loss not only for the party, but also Osun state”.
While expressing his condolence in a message signed by his Spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, Governor Adeleke lamented the loss of Hon. Adagunodo regarding it as painful going by his contributions to the PDP in various roles.
According to the message, “Late Hon Adagunodo is a friend whom I supported to become the state Chairman of the PDP and who in turn backed me to emerge a Senator of the Federal Republic. It is a bitter loss and we will badly miss him.
“The news of the passing of Hon. Adagunodo was devastating to me as a person. I note Hon. Adagunodo contributions to our great party as the Chairman in Osun state and I celebrate the impacts he effected as the South West Chairman of PDP.
“I share in the grief of his family and loved ones, recalling with fondness the good memory he shared with our great party as well as the impacts till his last moment on earth.
“It is our prayer that Almighty God be pleased with his soul and grant Hon. Adagunodo eternal rest just as every loved ones have the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”