The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Sen. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele,MOB has commiserated with the family of Chief Bisi Egbeyemi over the death of the elderstatesman on Friday, 17th March, 2023 at a ripe age of 79.
In a statement issued by his Media Office on Sunday, the Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, described the demise of Chief Egbeyemi as a collosal loss to the Government and the people of Ekiti State, adding that the former Deputy Governor left a vacuum that is not easy to fill in the politics of Ekiti State.
The federal lawmaker and Chairman, Southern Senators’ Forum pointed out that the deceased was a great asset to the State in many respects.
According to Bamidele, “Chief Bisi Egbeyemi was a great asset to Ekiti State in many ramifications. He was a skillful party stabilizer, a bridge builder, a consummate grassroots politician, accomplished administrator, legal luminary and highly revered community leader. The people and Government of Ekiti State will surely miss his uncommon wisdom, superb native intelligence, commitment, sincerity and dependability”
Bamidele stressed that the deceased played prominent roles in the political development of the Ekiti people right from the second republic when he was a member of the House of Assembly in the old Ondo State. He was a former Chairman of Ado Local Government, former Attorney General and Honourable Commissioner for Justice in Ekiti State, former Deputy State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders’ Forum and former Deputy Governor in the Fayemi administration between 2018 and 2022.
The federal lawmaker maintained that Egbeyemi’s remarkable political exposure from the UPN days, his wealth of experience and his conflict management skills had helped tremendously in keeping the party afloat and unblemished inspite of its internal challenges and occasional rancour, adding that the people and Government of Ekiti State will surely miss his exemplary leadership attributes and informed guidance now that he has passed on.
While commiserating with the family of the deceased, Sen. Bamidele beseeched the Almighty God to give the deceased’s wife, children and relatives the fortitude to bear the sudden and huge loss.
Bamidele also commiserated with His Excellency, the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji and the entire All Progressives Congress (APC) family in Ekiti State, to take solace in the fact that Chief Egbeyemi lived a very impactful and celebrated life while on earth, saying that he has contributed his own quota to the growth and development of his fatherland as an illustrious son of Ekiti State before heeding the call of his Maker.