ACCORD Party in Oyo State has suspended its ongoing consultation and campaign activities for seven days to mourn the sudden death of its House of Representatives candidate for Atisbo, Saki East and Saki West Federal Constituency, Mr Jacob Funmi Ogunmola.
A statement by MrBolajiTunji, Director of Media, BayoAdelabu Campaign Organisation (BACO) says the late Ogunmola died on Sunday night following a minor complaint of chest pain.
In a reaction, the Accord Party governorship candidate for the 2023 general elections in Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, who expressed shock, said the late Ogunmola played a key role during his various consultations to OkeOgun and other parts of the state and he looked quite okay.
Chief Adelabu, described the deceased as humble and generous, directing that all flags be lowered at half mast at the BACO office in Jericho, Ibadan to complement the seven–day mourning period declared by the party.
“This came as a total shock to me and members of our team. He was with us during our various consultations to OkeOgun and other parts of the state and he looked quite okay, Ogunmola’s death is like a dream, I do not want to wake from”.
He condoled with the late Ogunmola’s wife, children, other members of his immediate and extended families, the Accord Party in OkeOgun, Oyo State and Nigeria and prayed to the Almighty God to grant his soul peace repose.
The late Jacob Funmi Ogunmola served as Caretaker Chairman, Atisbo Local Government under the late Senator Abiola Ajimobi-led administration.
He was also the founder of the Jacob Ogunmola Foundation which had helped thousands of people through empowerment and skills acquisition programmes.
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