Ondo PDP chair, Fatai Adams is dead, Gov Aiyedatiwa mourns

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The Chairman of the Ondo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Fatai Adams, is dead.

Adams was reported to have died in the early hours of Wednesday 14th February, 2024 after a brief illness.

The Publicity Secretary of PDP in Ondo State Mr Kennedy Peretei confirmed the incident to Channels Television via the telephone.

He disclosed that the party would soon make a public announcement on the incident.

Reacting to the incident, the Ondo chapter of the PDP said it is shocked and devastated by Adams’ death.

The party in a statement by its spokesman, Peretei, said the late chairman died in a hospital in Akute, the Ondo State capital after a brief illness.

“His transition at this trying time of the party is not only sad but traumatic. The State Working Committee (SWC) of the party has declared a three-day mourning period. Party flags are to fly at half mast and all party Secretariats shut for the period across the state,” the statement read.

It also commiserated with deceased family members as well as the entire party in the Sunshine State.

Adams was a Member of the Ondo State House of Assembly (2007-2011). He was elected State Chairman in August 2020 and also served as Deputy PDP Chairman of the PDP in Ondo State.

He played politics without bitterness – Gov Aiyedatiwa

Meanwhile, Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa has commiserated with the leadership and members of the PDP in the sate over the demise of Adams.

The governor, in a statement by his spokesman, Ebenezer Adeniyan, described the late Adams as a complete gentleman who as a leader of opposition in the state played politics without bitterness and as a member of the State House of Assembly contributed his quota to the development of the State.

Aiyedatiwa described the death of Adams as a great loss to the political family, the people of Irun Akoko, Akoko North West and Ondo State.

The governor commiserated with his family and prays for God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

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