Lagos – Some Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) chieftains on Sunday extolled the virtues of Chief Lam Adesina, a former governor of Oyo State, who died on Sunday.
In a telephone interview Chief Segun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun, said that it was still difficult for him to believe that Adesina had died.
“I was with him eight hours before he was said to have passed on to the eternal beyond. He was in a jolly good mood when we last saw,’’ Osoba said.
In his reaction, the ACN National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described Adesina’s death as a great loss, both to the ACN and Nigeria.
“Nigeria has lost a man of conscience,’’ Mohammed said, pointing out that Adesina spent his life fighting for a new Nigeria.
“He relentlessly fought for a better Nigeria and remained concerned with the problems of Nigeria to the last. Nigeria has lost a statesman.’’
Chief Henry Ajomale, ACN’s Lagos State Chairman, described Adesina as a great leader.
Ajomale said that Adesina’s departure from this world would affect the ACN and Nigeria as a whole.
“He was a father to everybody and his advice is always golden because of his experience,” Ajomale said.
Meanwhile, Mr Austin Nnorom, the South-West Secretary, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), said that the group would support Adesina’s family to keep their deceased father’s legacies alive.
He said that the Adesina contributed in no small measure to the political development of Nigeria, especially in the South West region of the country.
“His death is a big loss to the nation,” Nnorom said.
Adesina died at 73 years and would be buried at 4 pm. on Sunday in accordance with Islamic rites. (NAN)