By Raymond Osho
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed deep sorrow over the death of former Deputy Governor of the State, Alhaji Abdul Rafiu Ogunleye.
Ogunleye who died on Monday July 29, 2019 in his home town, Itele, Ijebu, at the age of 79 was Deputy Governor during the administration of Chief Olusegun Osoba.
In a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Somorin, the Governor Abiodun described the deceased as an astute administrator and a politician per-excellent who contributed immensely to the socio-economic and political development of the State.
The release further stated that the late Ogunleye worked tirelessly to ensure that the State attain its current status.
The Governor said his wish was that the former Deputy Governor lived “longer so that his administration would continue to tap from his wealth of experience for the benefit of the people of the State.”
Governor Abiodun urged the family to take consolation in the fact that Alhaji Ogunleye lived a dignify life that benefitted thousands of people and prayed that the Almighty God would give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.