Odeomu - Frontline members of the PDP and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State on Thursday converged on Odeomu in Osun to honour the late Alhaji Ademola Rasaq.
Rasaq, who was the immediate past chairman of the PDP in Osun, died in the early hours of Thursday last week at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
The eighth-day ‘Fidau’ prayer was held in his country home at Odeomu in Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun.
Alhaji Ganiyu OlaOluwa, the incumbent chairman of the PDP in the state, said the lofty ideals the late politician stood for would be kept alive.
OlaOluwa pledged to consolidate on the records of his predecessor by making sure that the party remained united “as the late former chairman was always in the vanguard of unity”.
Funmi Lamuye, a member of the National Assembly Service Commission, said the late politician operated an open-door policy when he was chairman of the party in Osun.
She said the late Rasaq would be missed for his “non-violent disposition in the field of politics.”
Alhaji Fatai Diekola, a frontline APC leader in Osun, who also attended the Fidau, described the late politician as “a gentleman on all fronts.”
“In spite of our political differences, I still regard him as a brother who did his best for the youth and for his state,” he said.
Sen. Adetunji Adeleke, a former governor of the state, said that the open-door policy of the late politician was worthy of emulation.
Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, a one-time Secretary to the Osun State Government, noted that his death had further lent credence to the fact that life is transient.
NAN reports that the ‘Fidau’ prayer was well attended by politicians, religious leaders, businessmen and kinsmen of the late politician.