Akosile, a study in integrity, courage and service, says Oyebanji

….visits family of late APC chieftain

By Samuel Ogunsona

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji has described the passing of the late Chairman of Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders’ Forum, Chief George Akosile as a rude shock to him, the party and the entire state.

The Governor, who stated this on Friday during a condolence visit to the children and family of the late APC stalwart in his Igbara-Odo country home, added that Pa Akosile is a study in integrity, courage and service whose death would leave a vacuum that would be difficult to fill.

The Governor who addressed the children and family members during the visit, commended the impactful life of the late politician, especially his service to God, his community and humanity.

He urged the family to be consoled by the good life their father lived and the worthy legacies he left behind.

Governor Oyebanji described the diseased as a principled politician who jealously guarded his name and integrity throughout his public service, saying Ekiti has lost a great patriot, loyal democrat and a renowned leader, who loved Ekiti and gave his best for its development.

He commended the late Chief Akosile’s faithful, honest and truthful lifestyle in the political landscape of Ekiti state and Nigeria in General saying this had always made him relevant in every progressives’ administrations and the progressive family would sorely miss his wise counsel, guidance and direction.

The Governor assured the family of government’s support in this trying moment and promised a befitting burial to show the state’s gratitude for their father’s selfless service and laudable contribution to the entrenchment of democracy and the development of the state.

“This is very painful but we give God the glory for life of impact lived in the service of God, Community and humanity. Baba remains a study in integrity, courage and service to the people, Ekiti state, the Yoruba nation and his community”, Governor said.

In his remark, the eldest Son of the diseased, Mr Olukayode Akosile, who spoke on behalf of the family thanked the Governor for his prompt visit. He also commended the leadership style of the Governor, saying the Governor had once again shown that he is compassionate, respectful and dedicated to his people.

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