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APC mourns Ekiti chairman, Omotoso – Punch Newspapers



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The ruling All Progressives Congress has expressed its condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the Ekiti State Chairman of the party, Paul Omotoso, over his death.

Omotoso died at a health facility in the early hours of Wednesday following a brief illness.

Before his death, the Imesi-Ekiti-born politician emerged as party chairman in October 2021 through a consensus at the congress which took place at the mini pavilion around the Fajuyi roundabout in Ado-Ekiti.

Before his election, he was the APC caretaker committee chairman in the state.

In 2023, the Ekiti APC chairman was abducted but was fortunate to regain his freedom a few days later,

Reacting in a tribute issued in Abuja on Wednesday, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka, described his death as a colossal loss to the ruling party.

Morka also stated that his ideology and administrative acumen will be sorely missed.

He said, “The All Progressives Congress is shocked and deeply saddened over the death of Paul Omotoso, the Party’s Chairman in Ekiti State.

“Until his passing, Omotoso, an Imesi-Ekiti-born grassroots politician, was a seasoned lawyer and fine administrator who stood as a bastion of our progressive ideals. His exit is indeed a colossal loss to our great Party. He will be sorely missed.

“Our solemn thoughts and prayers are with his family, the state chapter of our great Party, the government and the good people of Ekiti State at this difficult time. We also extend our condolences to the Forum of APC State Chairmen over the demise of their colleague.

“As we pay our last respects, the task before us now is to sustain and build on the late Omotoso’s enduring legacy of service. May the soul of Paul Omotoso find eternal rest in the Lord.”