A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State, Rex Olawoye, has died.
Naija News reports that his death was confirmed in a statement on Friday by a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Iyiola Oyedepo.
It was gathered that Olawoye, who was also a former publicity secretary of the PDP, had died after struggling with a yet-to-be disclosed illness for some weeks.
Oyedepo, in his statement, described Olawoye as a forthright, honest and committed leader.
The former PDP stalwart, Chairman of the Governing Council, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, recalled Olawoye was his senior in secondary school.
“He was in politics before me. When he was in the executive as the Chairman of Ifelodun Local Government between 1999 and 2002, I was in the legislature in the same party.
“When we used the PDP platform for the political struggle for freedom between 2014 and 2018, he was in the trenches with me.
“He was a moderating voice 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 enough to serve under his Aburo and junior at school. He guided my steps with brilliance, colour and wisdom,” Oyedepo said.