Rex Olawoye, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Kwara Province, is dead.
The politician had been sick and out of the public in recent weeks.
In a statement on Fri, a shut ally, Iyiola Oyedepo described Olawoye as a forthright, honest and committed leader.
The APC stalwart was the People’s Democratic Political party (PDP) Chairman in Kwara when the deceased was the Publicity Secretarial assistant.
Oyedepo, Chairman of the Governing Council, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, recalled Olawoye was his senior in secondary school.
He said they were prefects in the same Bluish House and that Olawoye was his instant predecessor as good the fastest runner in school.
“He was in politics before me. When he was in the executive as the Chairman of Ifelodun Local Regime betwixt 1999 and 2002, I was in the legislature in the same political party.
“When we used the PDP platform for the political struggle for liberty betwixt 2014 and 2018, he was in the trenches with me.
“He was a moderating vox to my sometimes radical disposition to issues. His youthful radicalism I used to know at school had been tamed by age and experience.
“He was humble plenty to serve under his Aburo and junior at school. He guided my steps with brilliance, color and wisdom,” Oyedepo said.
He added that until his finally breath, Olawoye did not betray their cause and though not rich in stuff things, he had abundant credibility, character and faith.
Oyedepo said the only befitting memorial in honour of the departed is the continuation of the struggle that defined the purpose of his life.
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