- Fatai Adeyanju, former national auditor of the PDP has been reported dead
- Adeyanju died on Saturday, August 8, at a hospital at the age of 59
- The deceased was also a former governorship aspirant in Kogi state
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been plunged into mourning following the death Alhaji Fatai Adeyanju.
Adeyanju, who passed away in the early hours on Saturday, August 8, was the former national auditor of the opposition party.
The one-time governorship aspirant in Kogi state died at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, at the age of 59.
The remains of the politician would be buried according to Islamic injunctions at his Asero residence in Abeokuta.
Sunkanmi Oyejide, the Ogun state publicity secretary of PDP, described late Adeyanju as a gentleman and loyal party member.
Alhaji Fatai Adeyanju, former national auditor of the PDP. Photo credit: Nigerian Tribune/UGC
Oyejide in a statement noted that the chartered accountant's sudden death is a great loss to members of the immediate and political families of the deceased.
While stating that Adeyanju will be sorely missed, Oyejide said the deceased became the national auditor of the party when he least expected it and stayed faithful till the end.
“The late Alhaji Fatai Adeyanju was a complete gentleman and dutiful party leader who was ready to sacrifice anything for the growth of the party. Among other party and political offices, Adeyanju, a Chartered Accountant, served our party as National Auditor to the best of his abilities”.
“He was a peacemaker and a friend of all. This is a great loss to the PDP family. It is so sad that we have lost him. He was always responsive and desirous that things should be done justly and properly," he said.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that PDP Abia state chairman Johnson Onuigbo is dead. Onuigbo popularly known as Akinboard passed away late hours on Monday, July 27, after a brief illness.
His body has been deposited at an undisclosed hospital mortuary in Umuahia. A source who spoke to the media house on the condition of anonymity said the cause of Onuigbo's death is not yet known.
The deceased headed the party's caretaker committee after the Abia state chapter of the opposition party dissolved the State Executive Committee of the PDP.
In other news, the immediate past national vice-chairman (northwest) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Alhaji Inuwa Abdukadir is dead.
Abdukadir passed away on Monday, July 6. Although his death is not confirmed whether it is connected with Covid-19 or not, multiple sources stated that the APC leader was sick in the early hours of Monday and later gave up the ghost.
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