Akala’s death has created a void difficult to fill – Obasanjo

Akala's death has created a void difficult to fill - Obasanjo Former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that the death of Alao-Akala, a former governor of Oyo State, has created a void that will be difficult to fill.

He urged his admirers and supporters to hold on to their faith in Almighty Creator.

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In a condolence letter to the Head of Akala Family, former President Obasanjo, said the death, “is, indeed, a grievous loss to the entire members of his family, his friends and associates, Oyo State and indeed, the entire nation.”

He added that the deceased was an outstanding Nigerian and leader who contributed immensely to the development and stability of Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole.

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“As an amiable cop, he transcended the narrow precincts of what used to be cultural limitation to tower over his peers. From a distinguished career of a crime buster, he straddled the “Pacesetter State” like a colossus. His humble career as a policeman did not stymie his ascendancy to the height of a Governor and unprecedentedly crowned him as a high achieving Deputy Governor, who became an Acting Governor and later Governor.

He prayed God be with his family and supporters and to grant the departed eternal bliss in Heaven.

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