What a sobering week it has been for us in Ekiti with two of our indomitable titans, great and loyal disciples of the Avatar, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, joining the Saints Truimphant. We are comforted, however , that none of them died young: Pa, Senator Ayo Fasanmi at 94, and Chief S.K Babalola at 89.
Their departure home, therefore, is for us, a celebration of life. They lived well, and served God and humanity well, and are therefore, assured, by His grace, of eternal rest at the feet of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
I was, initially, not that close to Chief Babalola, he a top party chieftain, commissioner and the state party secretary, and little me, onlyan unofficial spokesperson of the Omoboriowo faction of the UPN, but one event would soon change that for life.
As spokesperson, I severally debated the likes of both my good friend, Hon Alex Adedipe and Chief Olaiya Fagbamigbe, two great logicians, and both now of blessed memory.
May their souls…