The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Mr Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji has described the death of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Chief Babatunde Abegunde as a great loss to the State.
Chief Abegunde, 75, who died on the evening of Sunday, June 28, was until his death the Chairman of Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM).
Oyebanji who paid a condolence visit to the Ado Ekiti home of the late Abegunde described the late politician as a loyal and exemplary party leader who was frank, firm, fair and just in handling issues.
Condoling the widow of the deceased, Mrs Rachael Abegunde, children and family members, Oyebanji urged them to be encouraged by the fact their father lived an honourable life worthy of emulation.
He said while Chief Abegunde’s sudden death was painful, the late administrator would be remembered for the legacies he left behind.
“Chief Abegunde’s death is shocking and painful, but we thank God for a life well spent in service to humanity, community development and Ekiti State. May the good Lord grant him eternal rest. Rest in perfect peace Daddy” Oyebanji said.