- The family of Governor Dapo Abiodun has announced the death of their father, Dr. Emmanuel Adesanya Abiodun
- Governor Abiodun's father breathed his last on Monday, August 2, in Iperu-Remo after a brief illness
- The deceased worked as a school teacher for many years across the old Western state of the country
Iperu-Remo, Ogun - Emmanuel Adesanya Abiodun, the father of the Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, died on Monday, August 2, at the age of 89 after a brief illness.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page on the evening of Monday, August 2, and seen by Legit.ng, the deceased was survived by his wife, Victoria Abiodun, children and grandchildren.
According to the statement, Abiodun was an educationist and worked as a school teacher for many years across the old Western state as he was fondly called “Baba Teacher” due to his dedication to duty imparting knowledge and inculcating the right values in his students.
Governor Abiodun was quoted to have said that further announcements would be made by the family in due course.
The statement read:
"The Abiodun family of Iperu-Remo, Ogun state has announced the passing on of their Patriarch, Dr. Emmanuel Adesanya Abiodun, who slept in the Lord on Monday, August 2, 2021, at the age of 89 after a brief illness.
"Dr. Abiodun, a devout Christian, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Victoria Abiodun, many children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members, amongst them the Governor of Ogun state, Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR.
"A statement by the Family today in Iperu-Remo said the deceased, an Educationist, worked as a school teacher for many years across the old Western State and was fondly called “Baba Teacher” due to his dedication to duty imparting knowledge and inculcating the right values in his students. The statement by Prince Dapo Abiodun said further announcements will be made by the family in due course."
Media aide denies death rumour about APC national leader Bola Tinubu
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Tunde Rahman, the media aide to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, said his principal is not dead nor hospitalised.
It was reported that Rahman said this in a statement released on Saturday, July 31, following rumours that the former Lagos state governor had passed on.
Rahman said some mischievous people have made it a habit to peddle rumours about Tinubu's health anytime he travels out of the country.
Source: Legit Newspaper