Sen Teslim Folarin, a former Senate Leader (APC- Oyo Central Senatorial District), has sympathized with the Oyo State Councillors’ Forum over the death of 5 of its members.
Mr Folarin, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content in Oyo, in a message on Tuesday in Ibadan, Oyo state Capital, said he was shocked when he received the news of their passing.
The deceased members were identified as Hon. Rukayat Adejumobi from Itesiwaju Local Government, Hon. Oluyemi Muhammad from Ibadan South Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
Others included Hon. Oluwole Adesokan from Akinyele, Hon. Asimiyu Ajayi from Ido and Hon. Moruf Agbedo from Egbeda.
Folarin described the death of the local council legislators as a great loss to the APC family, the constituencies they served during their lifetime and their immediate families.
He said, “I was shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic loss of some elected councillors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State.”
“My heart aches for the forum, the progressive family, the constituencies they represented and the families they left behind.”
“I convey my deep condolences to Oyo State Councillors’ Forum, Oyo ALGON, bereaved families, followers and our party, APC.”
He said that their contribution to the upliftment of the masses wouldn’t be forgotten but remembered forever.
He prayed to God to accept the souls of the departed Councillors, he also urged the Oyo APC leadership to take advantage of the Holy month of Ramadan to organise special prayers for the departed souls and support the bereaved families.