Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and the All Progressive Congress, APC, has described as painful and shocking the death of the Chairman of the International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC) Hon. Ayodele Shittu.
Governor AbdulRasaq prayed the Almighty God to comfort the family and grant the departed statesman al-jannah Firdaus.
“The Governor received the news of this death with rude shock. It is a very painful development and a sad loss to the state because the former Deputy Speaker was not just a respected APC leader with widespread goodwill across political divides but he was also a prominent community figure in Offa and the state,” according to a statement by the Governor’s spokesman Rafiu Ajakaye.
“The Governor commiserates with the entire Offa community, especially the family of the late politician. He expresses his deep concern over this loss, and prays that Almighty God comfort the family and repose the soul of Hon. Ayodele Shittu.”
The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress,APC, also joined Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the Olofa of Offa, HRM Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, Esuwoye11 and members of the APC in the state in grief over the death of Hon Ayodele Shittu.
In a statement issued by the party on Saturday, it condoled with family members, friends, political associates of the deceased and Offa community.
The party noted that Ayodele played a prominent role in the formation and sustenance of the APC in Kwara State.
” As a member of the first Kwara state house of Assembly representing Offa constituency from 1979-1983, and one who was re elected for a second term and deputy speaker of the house in 1983, his maturity, humility and penchant for fascinating reconciliation will be greatly missed.
” We pray that God will receive the soul of the departed and comfort the family,” the statement said.
The party expressed condolence in a message signed by Alhaji Tajudeen Folaranmi Aro, State Publicity Secretary, APC, Kwara State chapter