Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ondo ACN loses leader, Wunmi Adegbonmire

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The deceased died early Friday morning.

The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Ondo State has lost its leader, Wunmi Adegbonmire.

Family sources said Mr. Adegbonmire died around 3.00 a.m. shortly after he celebrated his wife, Solape Adegbonmire’s 75th birthday.

The former Secretary to the State Government was born on July 23, 1935.

He attended a Teachers’ College before he got admission to study English Language at University Of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University.

He later worked at the University as Students Affairs Officer and rose to become the University Librarian.

He was a committed follower of late Yoruba leader, Obafemi Awolowo, right from his days in the University.

In 1999, he served as Secretary to the State Government, SSG, under late Adebayo Adefarati.

Until his death, he was the leader of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Ondo State.

Scores of sympathisers and supporters of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Friday, besieged the deceased’s residence.

Among the early callers was Adetutu Adefarati, the widow of a former governor of the state; ACN State Chairman, Hosea Adesoji; Aketi Campaign Director, Tayo Alasoadura; and Gboyega Adefarati,

Many of the sympathizers wore mournful looks for the departed political leader.

A condolence register was opened for the deceased with many visitors putting down glowing tributes.

Ms. Adefarati, on the condolence register said: “We thank God for a Christian humble and loyal life you lived. This is even demonstrated in the way you passed on. You were very close to Adefarati’s family. You took care of us after the demise of your friend. The last of the core Awoist in Ondo State, rest in the bosom of your Lord.”

Mr. Alasoadura said: “I was with you till about 7.30pm yesterday. You did not show any sign that you were leaving us behind. You joked and prayed for me. Your encouragement is exemplary and speak the truth no matter whose Ox is gored. You were showing example to me in particular and to a lot of your admirer”.

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