By OLA AJAYI
IBADAN — Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has described late governor of Ondo State Dr. Olusegun Agagu as a committed political leader who operated in a manner that was above pettiness, rancour and the usual acrimony that is very pervasive in our politics.
In his condolence message when he paid a visit to the wife of late Ondo State Governor yesterday, he said late Agagu was supportive to his government in Ekiti State and was helping with the solid minerals exploration.
According to Fayemi: “He was an advisor, a mentor and a committed political leader.
“In all my opportunities to discuss life, politics and academics with him, he always had something to teach me. He was an intellectual giant who left the comfortable world of academics for politics.
“He was not a criminal in government, he did his best focusing on the people at all times. He was passionate in service. We thank God for giving us such a wonderful inspirational figure,” Fayemi stated.
In his own condolence, Chief Adeniyi Akintola (SAN), said the late governor was a man endowed with intellectual flavours.
In the condolence register, he wrote: “As a scholar, you were excellent and as an administrator, you were superb; as a politician, you were a gentleman and an apostle of politics without bitterness.
“You put intellectual flavour in all your dealings. Your words were laced with logic, sound reasoning and humility.
The former deputy governor of Oyo state, Engr. Hammed Gbadamosi, in his own tribute wrote, “How the mighty has fallen. Agagu was a remarkable gentleman and an honest one for that matter. When we were deputy governors between 1992 and 1993, I used to enjoy his advice and candour.”