- Olorunnimbe Mamora, the minister of state for health, has reacted to the death of Lagos East senator, Bayo Osinowo
- The minister who described the death as shocking prayed for the eternal repose of Oshinowo's soul
- Oshinowo died at the age of 64 in a Lagos hospital
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The sudden death of Senator Sikiru Bayo Osinowo popularly called Peperito on Monday, June 15, has continued to generate reactions from political leaders.
Dr A. Olorunnimbe Mamora, the minister of state for health, in his reaction on Tuesday, June 16, described Oshinowo's death as "shocking".
Mamora recalled that the deceased succeeded him in the Lagos State House of Assembly as the member representing Kosofe Constituency 1.
Late Osinowo also succeeded the health minister in Senate as the lawmaker representing Lagos East.
The minister prayed for the eternal repose of Oshinowo's soul. He also prayed to God to comfort the family he left behind.
"The news of the sudden demise of Sen Bayo Osinowo popularly called “Pepper” was shocking. He was my successor in the Lagos State House of Assembly as member representing Kosofe Constituency 1.
"He equally came to the Senate from Lagos East, the District I also once represented. Like an actor on the stage of life, he played his part and exited at God’s own defined moment. While praying for the eternal repose of his soul, may God comfort the family left behind," Mamora said in a tweet thread on Tuesday.
Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian Senate was thrown into mourning over Osinowo's death, on Monday, June 15.
It was reported that the 64-year-old senator representing Lagos East senatorial district died in a hospital in Lagos.
Osinowo was an active federal lawmaker on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Meanwhile, the national leader of the APC and former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has also reacted to the death of Oshinowo.
In a message he personally signed and sent to Legit.ng, Tinubu described Oshinowo's exit as a rude shock to him and many people of Lagos state.
President Buhari and other prominent political leaders have also mourned the deceased lawmaker.
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