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On Wednesday, Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti State, accompanied by several top government officials, paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, Barrister Paul Omotosho, at his residence in Imesi Ekiti.

Governor Oyebanji, accompanied by top government officials, arrived at the family residence around 3:00 PM. Among those that accompanied the governor were the Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs) Monisade Afuye; the Speaker of the state Assembly, Rt Hon Adeoye Aribasoye; the Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani; the Commissioner for Information, Chief Taiwo Olatunbosun; and the Special Adviser on Political and Inter-Party Matters, Chief Jide Awe, among others.

They were received by the widows, children, relatives and political associates of the late politician.

The Governor, portraying the late party chairman as a paragon of loyalty, expressed that the APC had suffered a significant loss. He described the late chairman as the primary stabilizer of the party, emphasizing his pivotal role within the APC.

Governor Oyebanji said the legacies of the late Chairman would forever remain a model in redefining political ideology in the country.

He described the late Omotosho as a very straight forward man, who never compromised truth and honesty throughout his political dealing.

Governor Oyebanji extolled various roles played by the deceased in achieving continuity in the governance of the state, saying that his demise has left a great vacuum within the APC in the state and the nation as a whole.

While assuring the family of the state government’s support in giving the deceased a befitting burial, Governor Oyebanji said government will immortalize the deceased in recognition of his great service to the state and humanity.

“it is a great loss to our party, to the Government and to the people of Ekiti State. The departed Chairman was an encyclopedia of loyalty. He was the first chairman in the history of the state to superintend over a back to back transition programe.

“He was a dependable brother, a confidante, a straight forward man. As a party, we will sit down and take a position on what we are going to do but as Government also, we will immortalize him” the Governor asserted.

Meanwhile, the Governor had earlier visited the palace of the Onimesi of Imesi Ekiti, Oba Olatunji Olatunde to commiserate with the monarch, his chiefs and the people of the town over the death of Omotosho who was a frontline leader of the town.

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