A former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Olusegun Olulade has described the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo as a huge wound that would take a very long time to heal.
Olulade, who represented Epe Constituency II in the House of Assembly between 2011 and 2019, said he is yet to come to term with the death of the Senator.
Speaking through a statement he personally signed, the former lawmaker pointed out that Osinowo’s demise is one that came to him with rude shock.
According to him, “I just can’t believe that Pepper as he is fondly called, is gone. For me, this is a wound that will take a long time to heal.
“Senator Osinowo is a man that is loved by all. He was a leader like no other. When I came into the House of Assembly in 2011, he became a father to me and some of my colleagues. He guided and guarded many of us throughout our time at the Assembly.
“I am really heart-broken at this sad occurrence. I am still at a loss because a man like Pepper shouldn’t have died at a time like this that we need him around.
“He was a loyal and committed party man that will never desert you no matter the situation. On several occasions, he was with Asiwaju and remained committed to Asiwaju’s political ideology.
“Many people have benefitted from his good heart. He promised during the electioneering campaigns that his monthly salary would always be for his people and that is what he has been doing since he got to office as a Senator,” the statement read in part.
Olulade expressed sadness that a large number of people who are getting monthly stipends from the deceased, would at the moment be in a mournful state.
The lawmaker, however, commiserated with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, leadership of the APC at the state and national level, his colleagues at the Senate from Lagos State and the Lagos East Senatorial District on the passing away of the Senator.
He also prayed that the Almighty God would grant the deceased eternal rest and console the family he left behind.