Double Tragedy As Ondo Local Govt Chairman, Vice Die Four Days Apart


  • By Ajani Adebayo, Akure

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, has been thrown into grief and shocked by the death in quick succession of its chairman and vice chairman within a week.

The Chairman, Bankole Ogbesetore, was the first to die on Tuesday. He was immediately replaced by his Vice, Anthony Adebusola, as Acting Chairman.


TopNewsng gathered that Mr Adebusola, too, died four days later on Saturday, sending shocks and grief across the local government area and Ondo State at large.

A political leader in the area and former commissioner for Sports and Youth Development in the state, Saka Ogunleye, was among the first to confirm the development on social media.

“It is on a sad note, painful and pathetic, that I’m here again to announce the tragic death of our council Vice Chairman, Hon. Anthony Adebusola,” Mr Ogunleye said.

“This unfortunate death occurred yesterday after a brief illness. Painful that we lost both our elected council chairman and his amiable, loyal vice chairman within one week.

“Like a bad movie, so sad a story. Ko ye mi oo. I urged you all to pray for us and the family members the two of them left behind.”

The state’s Acting Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, had paid a condolence visit to the residence of the late chairman last week.

A confirmed reports by TopNewsng had it that Mr Ogbesetore had been ill for over a year.

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