… Council suspends all Campaign Activities, Press Conference
By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja
KOGI State Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka has described demise of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Dr Ado Ibrahim as a calamity to the people of the state.
In a statement signed by Faruk Adejoh-Audu Spokesman and Director, Communications,
Muri/Sam Gubernatorial Campaign Council, the governorship candidate said the late monarch was of the last rare breed of valiant elders who would uphold the truth no matter what.
He said the passing away of the monarch to join his ancestors had robbed the state of the bravest, most courageous, honest, forthright and God fearing leader who worked tirelessly for the unity of the people of the state.
“Our father is leaving at a time the state desperately needs his unifying guidance and wisdom to keep strengthening us as one indivisible people”.
“The last time I visited him, Late Ado Ibrahim was as courageous as ever when he declared that being the oldest paramount ruler in the state, every Kogite is his child and he would not be intimidated by anyone to reject his own children.”
“This death is a calamity to Kogi State and indeed Nigeria as a nation. Ado represented that last rare breed of valiant elders who will never shield the truth no matter the threat or reward for doing so.
“He will be remembered as the King who brought glamour, panache, pomp and pageantry never before seen in these shores to royalty.
“On behalf of my immediate family and the teeming supporters of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) I wish to commiserate with the good people of Kogi Central and indeed the entire citizens of Kogi State for this irreplaceable loss of a father who recognised us all as his children”, he said.
Meanwhile, the Campaign Council has suspended all campaign activities and rallies scheduled for Sunday, October 29, including the World Press Conference scheduled for 2:00pm in Abuja.
“All SDP flags at our campaign offices throughout the state will fly at half mast through this week in honour of our late King”, the Campaign Council further directed.