According to a statement from the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Aderotimi Adelola, the late speaker during his life time was a bridge builder, a man of integrity and a reliable team player who placed the interest of the state above personal consideration.
The untimely death of the Speaker occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, February 25, 2014 during a protracted battle with the Cancer of the Urinary bladder.
The Ondo State Government said that it received the news with rude shock and disbelief and commiserates with the family of the late Speaker, the state legislature as well as the entire people of the state on the irreparable loss.
They prayed that God would grant every one the fortitude to bear the loss.
He was aged 52.