Lagos – The Lagos State chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) says it is saddened by the death of the party’s National General Secretary,Mr Ayodele Akele.
The state chairman of the party,Mr Fatai Ibu-Owo said in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)on Wednesday, that the party was devastated by the news of his death.
Akele, a human rights and labour activist died in the U.S., on Tuesday, after a brief illness.
Ibu-Owo described the deceased as a dogged fighter who fought for the rights of the less privileged and justice for the deprived.
He said that Akele was a loyal apostle of Chief Gani Fawehinmi and that he was an advocate of fairness and accountability.
“He was a great pillar of NCP as he did so much to add value to the progress of the party both at the state and national level.
“He never condoned cheating and he was a man nobody could compromise.
“We at NCP are saddened by the demise of this great party man, Akele will be sorely missed,” he said.
Ibu-Owo prayed God to grant the deceased’s soul peaceful repose while asking Him to grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.