Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has put politics aside to commiserate with his arch-rival and former governor of the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, over the death of his son, Adebola in an auto crash which occurred in Lagos on Thursday.
The governor, in a statement issued in Ibadan on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media, Festus Adedayo, described the death of the former governor’s son as tragic, disheartening, unfortunate and sad.
“It is with deep shock and utter disbelief that I received the death of Adebola, son of my cousin and former Governor Rashidi Ladoja in a ghastly motor accident that occurred in Lagos on Thursday.
“It is even more painful considering the fact that Adebola was snatched by the cold hands of death in his prime,” he said, describing the deceased as a rising star and potential leader of tomorrow.
The deceased, who was driving a Golf saloon car with registration number AKD 107 CJ, was said to have been on his way to Lagos Island when a DAF truck, with registration number JJJ 59 XA ran into his car.
It took the intervention of the policemen and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASMA) to prevent a mob from lynching the driver of the truck.
Ajimobi admonished Senator Ladoja to take the incident as an act of God as nothing could happen to any human being without the knowledge of God.
While praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased, the governor beseeched God to grant the former governor and the entire Ladoja family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.