By Dayo Johnson, Akure
A chieftain of the Action Congress of Nigeria in Ondo State, Chief Wunmi Adegbonmire is dead. He died at 77 Frirday in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
He was State Secretary to Government under the late Governor Adebayo Adefarati and was a member of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group.
The Asiwaju of Akureland reportedly died at about 3:00 am yesterday just two days after his wife Solape celebrated her 75th birthday.
Former governor of Lagos State and ACN leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has described the late politician as one of Nigeria’s most consistent progressive leaders who made invaluable contributions to the evolution of political development in the South-West and Ondo state in particular where he hailed from.
“He led a truly fulfilling and inspiring life. In his loyalty to progressive values and his fidelity to the principles of honor and integrity, he was as constant as the Northern star; as immovable as the rock of Gilbratar.’’