By Toba Suleiman
People from all walks of life Friday stormed Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti State for the burial of the former Deputy Governor of Old Ondo State, Chief Akinwole Michael Omoboriowo.
Also, the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi said he would hold talks with critical stakeholders in the state on how to give Omoboriowo a befitting immortalization.
Omoboriowo, was the Deputy Governor to the late former Governor of old Ondo State, Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin.
They both ruled the state, that has now been divided into Ondo and Ekiti states between 1979 and 1983 before the military usurpation of the Shehu Shagari-led regime.
Speaking at a special church service for the departed soul at his residence in the community, Pastor Joseph Tokpo from Republic of Togo , described the late democrat and lawyer as a selfless democrat, “who did not amass wealth during his time as the Deputy Governor of the old Ondo State.”
The man of God urged his family members and admirers to take solace in the fact that the late Deputy Governor died as a righteous man, having given his life to Christ after his retirement from active politics.
Omoboriowo, whose final major public outing in Ekiti State was when he attended the burial of the late Professor of Economics, Prof. Sam Aluko in Ode-Ekiti.
Omoboriowo died on April 10 after a brief illness.
Prominent Nigerians at the burial include Fayemi, former governor of old Ondo State, Evang. Bamidele Olumilua and the former governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni.
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