The Senior Special Assistant (Media) to Governor Kayode Fayemi Of Ekiti State on Party Matters, Elder Sam Oluwalana Is Dead.
Elder Oluwalana died on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti during a brief illness.
Meanwhile Governor Fayemi has commiserated with the family of the aide.
The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, said the death of Elder Oluwalana was not only painful but very shocking and devastating.
He described Elder Oluwalana’s demise as a huge loss to the state government, the All Progressives Congress, APC and his native town Omuo Ekiti which he served diligently during his lifetime.
Dr. Fayemi also described the deceased as a thoroughbred journalist who achieved fame in his chosen profession by dint of hard work before he continued his service to his state of origin through politics.
The Governor recalled memorable engagements he had with the late Elder Oluwalana during his journalism days in prominent media organisations where the deceased demonstrated deep knowledge of the job.
Dr. Fayemi noted the late Elder Oluwalana brought vibrance to the Ekiti APC through positive projection of the party’s activities between 2019 till he breathed his last.
He further described the deceased as a resourceful member of his administration’s Communications Team whose contributions would continue to linger in the memories of his colleagues, admirers and the entire people of the state.
The Governor regretted that the loss of the late Elder Oluwalana had robbed him of a friend and the party of a pillar, adding that the late journalist would be sorely missed.
Dr. Fayemi prayed God to grant the deceased’s family, friends, associates the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss during and beyond the period of grief.