- People of Bariga in Somolu LGA of Lagos state have lost a prominent son and politician
- This is as Revered Timothy Oyasodun passed away in the early hours of Saturday, December 26
- A respected Christian cleric and experienced politician, Oyasodun was the chairman of the APC at Bariga LCDA
The political fraternity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state has been struck by grief following the death of Timothy Oyasodun, a party chieftain.
Oyasodun, who was a cleric, died on the Boxing day, Saturday, December 26, with his death described as "a great loss to the entire progressive family in Lagos state."
He was a chairman of the ruling party in Bariga local government development council, Somolu local government area, The Nation reports.
Before his emergence as the chairman of Bariga APC, Oyasodun was the secretary-general of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Somolu and Kosofe LGAs.
Reacting to the party chieftain's demise in a statement, senator representing Lagos East senatorial district, Tokunbo Abiru, described Oyasodun as a man who "devoted his life to serving God, humanity and Lagos APC at large."
“Revd Oyadosun had also served as Secretary-General of UNCP in Somolu LGA; Secretary-General of Apex Leaders, Somolu/Bariga Alliance for Democracy and Secretary-General of Apex Leaders, Somolu/Bariga APC.
“May Almighty Allah repose his soul and grant his immediate and political family the fortitude to bear the loss.
PDP chairman killed in Niger state
Meanwhile, fear has gripped the people of Bosso local government area of Niger state following the murder of Alhaji Ahmodu Mohammed, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mohammed was said to have been killed by bandits on Thursday, December 24, and also kidnapped his three daughters.
According to eyewitnesses who described the incident as “unfortunate and pathetic”, the suspected bandits numbering 15 stormed the community wielding different weapons and started shooting to scare people.
In a related development, Legit.ng reported that Philip Shekwor, the chairman of the APC in Nasarawa state was kidnapped.
Shekwor was kidnapped by gunmen on Saturday night, November 21, at his residence along Dunamis Church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia. According to media sources, the kidnappers were yet to establish contact with members of the APC chieftain.
Meanwhile, the effort of the police to ensure the safe release of the APC leader was abortive as he was found dead.
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