Bimbo Adekanmbi, immediate past commissioner for finance and budget, has expressed sadness over the death of Alhaji Babatunde Oreitan, a chieftain of the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who was murdered by unknown killers at his Oremeji residence in Ona Ara local government of Oyo state.
Adekanmbi, who joined thousands of sympathisers in the state to commiserate with the family of late Oreitan, described the late APC chieftain as a committed leader who put in his best for the smooth running of democracy in the state, adding that the deceased led his people with absolute dedication to the highest good.
In his condolence message, Adekanmbi, who hails from the same council area with the deceased politician, wrote ”Our leader, Baba wa, Baba Ore, only God knows all. We are shocked and saddened. May Allah grant you rest, Amen. You will be greatly missed by all. Abimbola Adekanmbi, ward 4, Ona Ara.”
Consoling the family of Oreitan, he said: “I received with sadness, news of the death of Baba. He was a kind, gentle old man. He was courteous to all who met him. He was kind to friends and strangers alike, and he gave of himself generously to those who went to him for leadership tutorial, his political leadership was never about personal ambition for its own sake.
“He was a man of the people, who served for the people and now, has left a legacy which the rest of us must emulate and surpass.
“My heart goes out to Baba’s wives, children, his extended family, political associates and to his friends, I pray that God will give them the grace to bear this loss, and grant Al-Janah firdaus to our Baba”. Adekanmbi concluded.