By Gbenga Sodeinde
Following the announcement of the death of the immediate Past Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, the former Senator in Ekiti, Ayo Arise has commiserated with the immediate families of the deceased, the former of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, and the incumbent Governor, Biodun Oyebanji.
Chief Egbeyemi died on Friday evening after a brief illness. He was aged 79 years old.
Egbeyemi, a renowned teacher and lawyer served as Deputy Governor between October 16, 2018 and October 15, 2022. He had earlier served as a legislator in the old Ondo State. He later served as chairman, Ado Local Government Council and Commissioner for Education.
Senator Arise in his condolence message on Saturday described the late politician as an elder statesman with passion for the development of Ekiti.
“Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi was a great party leader with passion for the development of Ekiti State, a man of repute and well respected Ado Ekiti Son. He was an experienced politician, administrator and elder statesman whose wisdom and wealth of experience will greatly be missed”. Arise added.
Senator Arise further remarked that the deceased was a peace maker, man of wisdom, a bridge builder, a pillar of support and a formidable figure in the politics of Ado Ekiti, adding that his service to Ekiti as Attorney General and Deputy Governor shall remain shining examples for the younger generation to build upon.
Senator Arise who prayed God Almighty to give his family and the entire state the fortitude to bear the loss, specifically commiserated with the former Governor, Dr Fayemi and Governor Oyebanji as well the government of Ekiti.
“I commiserate with his families, the Governor of Ekti State and most especially Dr. Kayode Fayemi the immediate past Governor of the State and Ekiti people in general, and I prayed God to grant them the furtitude to bear the loss “.