Buhari mourns Adebayo, ex-Western region governor


President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late former governor of the defunct Western Region, Maj.-Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo, as a true patriot.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Wednesday night, the President said this in a telephone call from London to the son of the late general and former governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo.

Adesina said the President who is currently on medical vacation in London lamented that Nigeria will surely miss the uncommon patriotism and nationalism which  Adebayo typified.

The statement read, “The President also commiserated with the people of Ekiti State and the entire Yoruba race, noting that the late octogenarian while standing firmly for the unity of the country, also fought for the interest of his people as the President of the Yoruba Council of Elders.

“President Buhari prayed that Almighty God will console the Adebayo family and grant the soul of the departed elder statesman eternal rest.”

The presidential spokesman quoted the deceased’s son as thanking Buhari for the call and commiserations while also wishing the President good health.