Senator Monsurat Sunmonu has mourned the passage of the Oyo State commissioner for environment and water resources, Hon. Kehinde Olatunji Ayoola.
She lamented the sudden passing of the former Speaker of State House of Assembly in a release made available to the press on Thursday’s evening.
Ayoola, the first speaker of the 4th Oyo State House of Assembly was reported dead in the early hours of Thursday after a brief illness in an undisclosed hospital in Ibadan.
According to the release, Sunmonu who hails alongside the deceased from Oyo town said the demise of Ayoola has accidentally created a huge vacuum in the intellectual and political circles which would take a very long time to fill.
She described the late politician as a brilliant mind whose foresight and advocacy as a principled technocrat during his lifetime has been tremendously paying off in having a functional society through democratic systems.
Sunmonu therefore commiserated with Governor Seyi Makinde over the loss of his age long close confidant and one of the key cabinet members of the State Executives Council.
Similarly, the first female Speaker of the State Assembly also condoled with the Alaafin of Oyo, the Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the bereaved indigenes of Oyo town and the entire residents of the State for the unforeseen passage of the renowned agriculturist and public affairs analyst.
The statement in conclusion prayed for the repose of the soul of the late politician and gratification of fortitude for the bereaved family and friends to bear the irreparable loss necessitated by the demise of the late commisioner.