Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has described the death of former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Christopher Alao-Akala, as a rude shock.
The death of Otunba Alao-Akala broke on Wednesday morning.
Akala served as the governor of Oyo State between 2007 and 2011 before his death.
Oyetola also commiserated with his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde, over the demise of his predecessor.
In a statement released by his spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola condoled Akala’s family, describing his death as a personal loss.
”The deceased was a good friend of Osun who was always ready to identify with our government and celebrate our humble accomplishments and achievements.”
Oyetola recalled the laudable role Akala played during the resolution of the age-long battle between Oyo and Osun over the joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, and gracing the State’s 30th-Anniversary Banquet and Awards which held last year.
“I commiserate with the family of the late Otunba Alao-Akala, his political associates, friends as well as the governor, government and people of Oyo State.
“I pray that God grants him eternal rest and watches over the family and loved ones he left behind,” Oyetola said.