Ekiti State Governor, has described the late chieftain of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Chief Wumi Adegbonmire, as one of the pillars of democracy in the South West in particular and Nigeria in general.
Fayemi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, said Adegbonmire was one of the most reliable Awoists who never wavered in the cause he believed in until he breathed his last.
He said Adegbonmire believed in the ideology of the progressives which he preached throughout his lifetime.
The governor noted that Adegbonmire excelled in all the responsibilities given him in the party and government, most significantly as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in the Adebayo Adefarati administration.
Fayemi also recalled roles played by the late Adegbonmire in the last governorship election in Ondo State in which party members looked up to him for direction and wise counsel.
He urged the family members of the deceased to be consoled by the good life he lived especially his selfless service to mankind and readiness to stand by the truth always.
“While we mourn the exit of this great politician, we are consoled by the good life he lived and pray that God will grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”, the statement added.
Last modified: December 29, 2012