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Arapaja, Oyero, Others, Eulogise Akinjide

Notable Nigerians have continued to pay their condolences to the family of Chief Richard Akinjide at his Idi Ishin, Ibadan residence. 

Former deputy governor of Oyo State, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja after signing a condolence register described Chief Akinjide as a son of the soil and epitome of success who had laid a good foundation in political process.

Ambassador Arapaja said though Chief Akinjide will be missed for his tutelage in both legal and political arena, but he had come, seen and conquered in life. 

Also speaking, Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Tourism, Chief Ademola Ige described the late icon as his political father and mentor that not be forgotten in the history of the country. 

Another caller at the Idi-Ishin residence of the former minister is a lawyer and lawmaker in the 8th Oyo State House of assembly, Mr Fatai Adesina who said the death of the former minister of Justice is a colossal loss in the legal profession, expressing hope that the younger generation will study his life and emulate his virtues.

Former president, Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, CCII, Chief Bayo Oyero also recalled Chief Akinjide’s political electioneering in 1959 and said he had used his goodwill to sponsor indigent Ibadan students abroad in those days.

Mosope Kehinde

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