The South-West zonal chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Soji Adagunodo, is dead.
Announcing the demise of Hon. Adagunodo in a release on Tuesday evening, his son, Oluwatukesi Adagunodo, said that his father died at the of age 62.
Adagunodo, who was a former chairman of the party in Osun State, also served as a lawmaker in the State House of Assembly representing Obokun State constituency.
While the cause of his death cannot be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, he was said to have died after a brief illness.
It was, however, gathered that he passed on in the United States of America.
In his condolence message signed by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State expressed shock at the news of the death of the party leader, describing his passage as “a sore loss not only for the party, but also Osun State.”
Governor Adeleke described the loss of Hon. Adagunodo as painful going by his contributions to the PDP in various roles.
“Late Hon Adagunodo is a friend whom I supported to become the state Chairman of the PDP and who in turn backed me to emerge a Senator of the Federal Republic. It is a bitter loss and we will badly miss him.
“The news of the passing of Hon. Adagunodo was devastating to me as a person. I note Hon. Adagunodo contributions to our great party as the Chairman in Osun state and I celebrate the impacts he effected as the South West Chairman of PDP.
“I share in the grief of his family and loved ones, recalling with fondness the good memory he shared with our great party as well as the impacts till his last moment on earth.
“It is our prayer that Almighty God be pleased with his soul and grant Hon. Adagunodo eternal rest just as every loved ones have the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the statement said.