By Bashir Adefaka
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State led other prominent personalities in prayer for the repose in Al-Jannah of the late religious and political figure, Alhaji Safi Abimbola Awofeso, who died on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
From right: A former Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Senator Gbenga Kaka, a former Chairman, Editorial Board of Vanguard Newspapers, Alhaji Kola Animasaun; Imam Daud of Sabo Muslim Community, Shagamu and other clerics at the 8th-day fidau of former City Editor of Nigerian Tribune and nephew of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Alhaji Safi Awofeso, held at St. Paul Primary School, Ijoku-Shagamu, Ogun State.
Represented at the function by member, Ogun State House of Assembly, Honourable Olayinka Mafe, Amosun was joined by a former Deputy Governor of Ogun State and a member of the Seventh Senate, Senator Adegbenga Kaka; a former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Alhaji Sarafa Tunji Ishola; a former Chairman, Editorial Board of Vanguard Newspapers, Alhaji Kola Animasaun, and very many other personalities including Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and Ambassador Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu, who led the Awolowo family side to the fidau of the late son of her father’s sister.
Standing in for the Chief Imam of Remo, Sheikh Omoba Adeyemi Allison, at the fidau event, Alhaji Quadri Junaid asked people to allow the legacy left behind by Awofeso to shape their religious and political lives.
Junaid, who is Deputy Chief Imam of Remo, prayed for the repose of the soul of Awofeso in Al-Jannah. He was supported at the occasion by the Chief Imam of Sabo-Shagamu Muslim Community, Alhaji Daud; Amir, Muslim Youth of Shagam u, Alhaji Musbau Quasim and other clerics.
Amosun, through his representative, Mafe, presented a cash gift of N1 million to the family left behind by the late Secretary of the Ogun State All Progressives Congress (APC) while the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly and other members sent N250,000. Awofeso, 71, and a veteran journalist, was City Editor of the Nigerian Tribune. He was also a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly in the 4th Legislature. He was the Secretary of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Ogun State and later became the Secretary of the APC. He defected to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) prior to the 2015 general elections.
He however returned to the APC and was a member of the party till his death.
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By Bashir Adefaka