Ex-Osun PDP chair, Ademola Rasaq, dies at 53

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami

Ademola Rasaq, former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun is dead. He was aged 53.

The Publicity Secretary of the party in Osun, Bola Ajao, who confirmed the death at the party secretariat in Osogbo said “the former chairman died in the early hours of today (Thursday) in Ibadan as a result of heart conditions.

“He developed heart complications at the break of dawn and was driven to University College Hospital, Ibadan, by Bayo ‘Ijebu’ his driver. It was at the UCH in Ibadan that he was confirmed dead,” Ajao said.

The publicity secretary said the party has lost a true leader, a grassroots politician who was ready to carry everybody along.

“The party has dispatched vehicles to Ibadan to convey the corpse of the late politician to Osun. We are discussing with the family to fine-tune where to bury him immediately and other issues, as he is a Muslim.’’

Staff of the PDP Secretariat in Osogbo were seen in groups discussing the incident while some were weeping.

Meanwhile, our correspondent observed that the filling stations owned by the late PDP chairman situated in Osogbo were under lock, while a condolence register had been opened at the entrance of the Osun PDP Secretariat.

Hon Adejare Bello, a PDP stalwart in Osun described the sudden death of the former PDP chair as shocking, adding that the deceased “played his part as chairman of our great party.’’

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