Chief Bayo Ajeigbe: I Lost A Strong Guide And Pillar, Says Senator Ademola Adeleke
The Osun State Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke has described as shocking and painful the sudden demise of Chief Bayo Ajeigbe (Baba Gomina), saying he has lost a true leader and father.
Baba Gomina as Chief Ajeigbe was popularly known, passed away on Sunday in his home in Osun state.
In a condolence message he signed on Sunday, Senator Adeleke paid a glowing tribute to the late elder statesman, noting that his loss was personal to him going by the late politician’s depth of counsel and guidance for him over the years.
“Rude shock. I am still digesting the news. We were together all through yesterday at Ila Orangun. He was strong and well. To hear his exit just like that is quite shocking.
“For me, the passage of Baba (Chief Ajeigbe) is shattering because the void of his absence is too hard to begin to contemplate,” he noted in the message, adding that “Baba was a strong pillar who let so many us to stand on his shoulders.”
“Thanks to Baba’s guidance, people not only dreamed but see them come true as exemplified in my resounding victory in the just held governorship election in Osun state.
“Few people epitomized the father figure that Baba weighs on people like me, and this is the core attribute that draws many to his side. It never occurred to me that he will be gone so soon because just yesterday, we were together at Ila Orangun for the Fidau prayer of the late IGP of Police and as usual, we discussed a lot of things especially on making an impact on our people when sworn-in into office on November 27 this year.”
While condoling the immediate and extended family of Chief Ajeigbe over his demise, Senator Adeleke observed that as much as the passage is painful, it is a reminder of the impactful life he led and an impression on us all to ensure the sustenance of the legacy of adding meanings to life that characterized his time here.
“Just like many who are privileged to have a taste of his good personae, I will honour his memory by providing our people with good governance, which is his main preoccupation while alive,” he noted.
“I pray that Almighty God to grant his soul an abode in paradise just as I hope that family left behind are consoled by a life full of impacts that define the late Chief, as they ruminate about this huge loss.”