Former governor of Oyo State and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has condoled with the APC families at the State and Ona Ara Local government area over the brutal murder of a chieftain of APC in the State, Alhaji Babatunde Oreitan.
74- year old Oreitan was murdered in his house in Oremeji Agugu in Ona Ara LG on Wednesday.
His killers were said to have strangulated him before cutting off veins in his right hand and leg leading to exsanguination.
A statement from the former governor’s media office signed by Bolaji Tunji said Ajimobi who visited the family of the slain APC chieftain was accompanied by the State Chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke, the Party EXCO members and former commissioners in the immediate past administration .
The former governor who said he received the death with disbelief and shock, described the killing of Oreitan as a dastardly act and urged the Police to work assiduously to unravel the motive behind the killing with a view to arresting the perpetrators.
“It is unfortunate that some people would take the law into their hands to kill a man as old as this. What could have been his offense?”
The former governor prayed for the repose of the soul of Oreitan and urged his family to take consolation in the fact that he lived a good life.
He lived a life of service to the people. He served his community and the party well. He was a progressive politician to the core and held onto the ideals of progressive politics until his death.
Ajimobi further described the late politician as humane, kind hearted; humble and pleasant, stressing that his approach to issues had proved him to be a patriotic citizen who used his potential to promote the cause of APC in his local government and the State.
While praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased, the governor beseeched God to grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.