A 2019 Governorship Aspirant in Kwara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim Ajia, has condoled with the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the demise of its Publicity Secretary, Mr Tunde Ashaolu.
Ajia said the death of Ashaolu came as a rude shock to him and members of his family, especially at a time that the party is busy reorganizing itself.
In a condolence message made available to Journalists in Ilorin, the governorship aspirant described the late PDP spokesman as a combatant in the fight and desire for good governance for the populace.
Ajia observed that the deceased during his lifetime committed to the ideals of the opposition party in serving as a watchdog and ensure that government delivers on its mandate for the common good of the downtrodden.
He noted that the exit of the PDP Publicity Secretary was painful and utterly shocking at a time that his naturally endowed resources would be brought to bear in the collective journey to make Kwara great.
Ajia, who is the founder, Mohammed Ajia Ibrahim (MAI) Foundation, said Ashaolu would be sorely missed and admonished the opposition party to take solace that Ashaolu lived an exemplary life for young generation.
“I express my profound condolences to the immediate family and Kwara State chapter of PDP on the passing away of its Publicity Secretary, Mr Tunde Ashaolu. That his demise came the day after his 47th Birthday was a rude shock for me and all of us in MAI Foundation.
“Among other attributes, Ashaolu exhibited a total commitment to the ideals of the PDP, and this finds expression in the quality of his works to position the party for the good of the people.
“His exit was indeed painful and utterly shocking at a time that his natural endowment in human resources and communication skills would be needed to propel the party and as well make Kwara great and better.
“And while taking solace in the legacy that Mr Ashaolu left behind, youth of today need to take a cue from a number of qualities that stood him out among his peers.
“My prayer is that the Almighty God gives his wife and the entire family the fortitude to bear the painful exit of a great guy”, Ajia said.