It is sad but true that former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Agagu is dead. Agagu, who had returned from the US on Thursday, reportedly slumped in Ikoyi, where he was having a meeting with Ondo indigenes, on Friday evening.
Agagu’s former Chief Press Secretary, Yemi Olowolabi, said the former governor was not sick and had just returned from a 20-day trip abroad.
“They were having a meeting with Ondo State people. Alex Akinyele was there. He slumped. It is shocking, devastating. We will all miss him. I can’t believe he will just die.”
Said former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, who described Agagu’s death as shocking.
Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, described the death of his predecessor as shocking, adding that Ondo has lost a colossus, whose vacuum would be difficult to fill.
Mimiko said, “He would be remembered as a consummate politician and lecturer, who imparted knowledge to many people across the world.”
Reacting to the sad new, a member of PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, said: “This is tragic news. I’m shattered. He never held grudges.”
It was gathered that he ate lunch at home in Ikoyi before heading for a meeting on Lagos mainland, where he slumped. Subsequently, he was rushed to a private hospital in Yaba but he was transferred to Military Hospital, Ikoyi, where he was pronounced dead. He was aged 65.
May his soul rest in peace!