- A frontline politician and former chairman of the PDP in Oyo state, Hafeez Tijani Adiaro, has been reported dead
- A source whose name was not revealed said that the influential PDP chieftain died on Monday evening, January 10
- The deceased reportedly gained political influence during the administration of Rasheed Ladoja, a former governor of Oyo state
Kishi, Oyo state - A former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state, Hafeez Tijani Adiaro, is dead.
The newspaper further stated that cause of Adiaro's death was yet to be ascertained.
The deceased was said to have pulled his weight in politics during the administration of former Oyo governor, Rasheed Ladoja.
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Adiaro was also a three-time chairman of Irepo local government area of Oyo state.
His town, Kishi, is the headquarters of Irepo local government area.
Sahara Reporters quoted an anonymous source as confirming the death:
“He passed on yesterday (Monday)."
Tragedy strikes PDP as powerful chieftain is reported dead
Previously, Legit.ng reported the death of another chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta, Chief Lawrence Agbatutu.
Agbatutu's death was announced by the special assistant on media to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Ovie Success Ossai, via his Facebook page on Monday, November 22, 2021.
Ossai wrote on the social media platform:
"We just lost Ughelli North PDP Chairman, Hon. Lawrence Agbatutu."
National loss as former Nigerian president dies
Meanwhile, Chief Ernest Shonekan, the leader of the defunct Interim National Government set up to succeed General Ibrahim Babangida's regime has died.
The elder statesman died in Lagos at the age of 85 on Tuesday, January 11.
Shonekan headed the then government between August 26 and November 17, 1993, when he was removed from office in a coup orchestrated by late General Sani Abacha.
Oyo thrown into mourning as Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Adetunji, dies at 93
The 93-year-old monarch joined his ancestors on Sunday, January 2.
It was gathered that the monarch died at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo state.