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Okowa mourns Alao-Akala

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Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has commiserated with the Alao-Akala family, the people and Government of Oyo State on the passing of former Governor, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala.

Akala, who ruled Oyo State from 2007 to 2011 died in the early hours of Wednesday in Ogbomoso. He was 71.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa said the passing of Alao-Akala at this critical time of the country’s political history was painful and regrettable.

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He said that the former governor contributed immensely to the development of his state as a former Deputy Governor to Alhaji Rashidi Ladoja, and later as Governor of the state.

“The late Alao-Akala was a patriot and a political icon whose life-long dedication and indefatigable commitment to serving the people will continue to be remembered.

“His contributions to the socio-political and economic development of Nigeria and indeed, humanity will remain indelible.

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I commiserate with his family, Governor Seyi Makinde, the government and people of Oyo State, numerous friends, associates and admirers of the deceased politician.

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“It is my prayer that God grant the immediate family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he stated.

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