- Nigeria has lost one of its prominent citizens in the United Kingdom, Otunba Dapo Williams
- Williams' death was announced on Saturday, August 8, by the UK chapter of the All Progressives Congress
- Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the diaspora commission, described Williams' death as "shocking"
A prominent Nigerian in the United Kingdom, Otunba Dapo Williams, is dead. Williams' death was announced on Saturday, August 8, by the UK chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Williams until his death was reportedly a senior member of the UK chapter of the APC and a leader in the Nigerian diaspora community in the UK.
"WE HAVE LOST A CHAMPION!
"On behalf of All Progressives Congress, UK chapter and with a heavy heart, we would like to announce the passing of Otunba Dapo Williams, one of our UK chapter senior members and a leader within the Nigerian UK Diaspora community," the APC UK chapter announced on Twitter.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, described Williams' death as "shocking".
She tweeted: "Shocking! So so shocking! The death of a true diaspora champion, and pillar of support, a strong community leader and elder in the UK, Nigeria and beyond, a true Nigerian patriot, friend, brother, Otunba Dr Dapo Williams! What a shock! What a loss!"
Meanwhile, the death of a prominent Nigerian politician and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Buruji Kashamu, has also been announced.
His death was announced by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce in the evening of Saturday, August 8.
"I have just lost my good friend of forever to #COVID19. Until his death, Sen. Buruji Kashamu and I were inseparable.
"He died today at First Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos. May his gentle soul rest in peace. I pray his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this heavy loss," Senator Murray-Bruce announced on Twitter.
The former senator, representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly and the governorship candidate of the PDP in the 2019 election had lost his mother, Alhaji Wulemotu Kashamu in 2019.
His mother died at the age of 96. Alhaja Kashamu died at a highbrow hospital on Victoria Island, Lagos.
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