-Rep. Benson, Gbadebo – Alogba, Oba others mourn
Alhaji Omotayo Adesegun Musbaudeen Olufowora, popularly called ‘Baba Olufowora’ or ‘Educay General’, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ikorodu, is dead.
The late political leader died around 5.00pm yesterday.
He was 78 years old.
According to sources within the political circle, the remains of late Olufowora will be buried according to the Islamic rites 10am today (Friday).
One of the first persons to react to the death of the late political strategist, Rep. Babajimi Benson , Chairman, House Committee on Defense, described his death as shocking.
He said that late Olufowora was an upright and dependable man who was actively involved in politics.
“The news of the death of Alhaji Musbaudeen Olufowora came to me as a rude shock. This has further confirmed to me that life is truly ephemeral”, Rep. Benson said in a statement.
“Just last week, we were together to give out his son’s hand in marriage to his heartthrob.
“Baba Olufowora was an upright, straightforward and dependable leader whose wise counsel and active involvement in politics will be sorely missed by friends, family and associates.
“As one of the foremost leaders in Ikorodu political structure, he gave his all to ensure the unity and progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ikorodu Division.
“I pray that Almighty God grants him eternal rest and grants the family fortitude to bear the loss”, he prayed.
Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo – Alogba, Chairman, Ijede Local Council Development Area (LCDA), in her own reaction, simply wrote, “Subuhanalah”, when she read about the death of the political leader on THE IMPACT platform.
Also commenting, Comrade Kehinde Okeowo, a former Chairmanship aspirant for Ikorodu Local Government on the platform of the APC and community leader, in her reaction, also wrote :
“Haaaaaaaaaaa! Baba Educay. May God rest his soul and comfort the families and friends left behind.
Comrade Olalekan Biliamin Oba, State Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) also mourning the death of late Alhaji Olufowora was a father to all.
“We lost a great Patriarch to the cold hands of Death. Baba Olufowora is father to all and one of the few whose thirst for Development in all ramification can’t be quantified.
“My heartfelt condolences to the Family, political associates at this trying moment and our prayer is that we find solace as we grieve the demise of our Patriarch. Aljanat Fridaos” he prayed.
Hamzat O. Jimoh, an aide to the Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District also expressed shock with the demise of the popular politician who he described as a rallying point for many people in Ikorodu.
“I received the news of the demise of Alhaji Musbaudeen Omotayo Olufowora (Educay) with pain and emotional distress. Baba was very close to my immediate family as my father was the chairman of his Olufowora Political Group and coming at a time when we recently joined his family in celebration of the holy matrimony of his son” he said.
“Baba was a rallying point for so many people in Ikorodu and he was a leader who gave succour to many grassroot politicians in Ikorodu Division. No doubt Baba was a good man without an iota of doubt.
“We will miss his leadership acumen especially at this time when it is needed the most.
“I join his family and the good people of Ikorodu in praying for the repose of his soul and I pray that Allah forgive his transgressions and grant him eternal rest”.