Tinubu Mourns Otedola, Oputa
The death of Sir Michael Otedola, former Governor of Lagos has been described as painful and sorrowful. National leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, himself a former Lagos governor, said the news of the passing away of Sir Otedola came to him while he was out of the country. “Though 87 years old, his passing away is still a big lose. I pray that God will comfort his family and stand by them. They must be comforted in the knowledge that Baba played his part well and the rest is now left to all of us,” Tinubu said.
Speaking further, Tinubu said his tenure as Governor of Lagos State, though short, witnessed some progress.
“He brought stability to our State and maturity to our politics. He was quite unassuming. An individual one would always want to have in the room and on his side. He was a key player in shaping the politics of Lagos State and Lagos will never forget him.
His philanthropy is almost legendary just as his devotion to serving humanity and God was unwaivering.”
Justice Chukwudifu Oputa
Tinubu also sympathized with the family of the late Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, a former Supreme Court judge, who died on Sunday.
” He was first among equals and indeed his legal brilliance and satorial elegance within the legal profession remains unequaled. During his generation the Nigerian judiciary was at the peak of its reputation and the true hope for the common man. Only few of his generation remain with us, thus his departure is the end of an era and a great lose to Nigeria and the legal profession.
“Former Supreme Court judge, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa has left behind a legal legacy that may be yet unrivaled in our annals,” Tinubu said.
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