Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti on Monday described death of Gbenga Olofin, chieftain of All Progressives Congress in car crash on Saturday as very sad and unfortunate.
Fayose made the remark when he paid a condolence visit to the Onigede of Igede-Ekiti, Oba James Aladesuru, Igede in Ekiti.
The Governor said Olofin was “a very formidable man, a man of strong will and a wonderful friend who believed in achieving whatever he set out to achieve.’’
The Governor said he was in Igede Ekiti, home town of the former ambassador, to condole with his family, the oba and the entire people of the town.
“I am unhappy and I have come to ask the Oba and the people of Igede to take solace in the fact that it is God that giveth and it is God that taketh.
“He has gone; we will go and join him when our own time comes, so, God will grant his family, kabiyesi, people of Igede Ekiti and the entire Ekiti people the fortitude to bear this loss, it is a great loss’’, he said.
Oba Aladesuru appreciated the governor for his visit, saying that the deceased was very close to the palace and was a strong pillar in the town.
He expressed dismay at the fact that death took him away not quite long after he retired from his place of work.
Olofin, who APC’s senatorial candidate for Ekiti Central in 2015 elections, died in a ghastly motor accident on Benin-Ore road on Saturday.