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OGSG, PDP Mourn Ex-Ogun Governorship Aspirant, Awosedo

Late Jide Awosedo
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - The Ogun State Government has expressed shock at the death of frontline politician and businessman, Olajide Awosedo, who passed on Tuesday.

According to a statement issued in Abeokuta by Mr. Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor,  Gov. Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday, the state government described the late Awosedo as a gentleman politician.

The state government said, “It was with shock that the news of Revd. Olajide Awosedo was received by the State Government. We are pained that such a gentleman-politician was lost at this hour when his services would have complemented those of other compatriots to reposition Ogun State for greater height.

“At only 68 years,” the statement added, “we had hoped he still had more time to contribute to the nation’s development in politics and business.

“We are however consoled, that while he lived, he left an indelible mark in both politics and business, especially in the property sector where his company, Grant Property, is a key player.

“He will be sorely missed by the people and Government of Ogun State who he had aspired to serve as Governor in 2011.

“We pray that the Lord Almighty consoles his wife, children and other family members. May God grant his friends, associates and colleagues too, the fortitude to bear this huge loss”.

Similarly, the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commiserated with the family of its former governorship aspirant and businessman, Mr. Olajide Awosedo, over his death.

In a statement issued on Tuesday in Abeokuta and signed by its Chairman, Engr. Adebayo Dayo, Awosedo reportedly died on Tuesday at the age of 68.

The party described the late politician as a "gentleman politician and a rare gem who will be missed by all that knew him".

"Chief Awosedo was a true democrat. An achiever par excellence. He was among the aspirants that fought for the governorship ticket of our party in the build up to the 2011 governorship election. When he saw that he could not realise his ambition on the platform of the PDP, he joined the Labour Party where he eventually contested the 2011 governorship election."

The party said the political class and indeed all indigenes of Ogun State and beyond that Awosedo touched their lives in one way or another will surely miss him.

"But, we cannot query the Almighty God. He is the giver of life and to Him, we shall all return," it added.

The party condoled with the Awosedo family on the irreplaceable loss and prayed God to grant him eternal rest.

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