The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has expressed shock and sadness at the death of Dr. Olusola Saraki, saying the nation has lost another political titan and a legend of his time.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party described Dr. Saraki as a colossus who possessed an efficient political machinery that he used effectively to rally the
”Dr. Saraki defined his era, and since his entry into politics several decades ago, politics has never been the same again, especially in his native Kwara state, where he became synonymous with the politics of the state.
”Any politician who ignored him in his lifetime did so at his own peril, and only the casualties of his deft political manoeuvring can appreciate his clinical political efficiency,” it said.
ACN said the death of Dr. Saraki, coming a few days after the passing of another great politician, Lam Adesina, is a big
loss to Nigeria, especially at a time the nation needs the wisdom and rich experience of its great sons and daughters to help steer it to less-turbulent waters.
”The vacuum being created by the death of these political titans is a challenge to young politicians to strive hard to step into their shoes and work hard to make our country a proud member of the comity of nations,” the party said.
Saying Dr. Saraki has done his best in the service of his nation and in an uncommon devotion to ensuring better life for the ordinary people, ACN prayed that God will grant him eternal rest and also comfort and strengthen his family to enable them bear their loss.