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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Fear, confusion as LG Chairman, Deputy die within 72 hours

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Residents of Akure North Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo State and now in deep confusion following the death of the Chairman of the council, Mr Bankole Ogbesetore and Mr Anthony Adebusole, his deputy.

Daily Trust reports that Mr Adebusola died three days after the demise of the Executive Chairman of the same LGA.

Confirming the news on Monday, the immediate past Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Saka Ogunleye, said Mr Adebusola died after a brief illness on Sunday.

Mr Ogunleye said that the tragic death of the Vice Chairman of the LGA was a painful loss to the people.

“It is on a sad note, painful and pathetic that I’m here again to announce the tragic death of our council vice chairman Hon Anthony Adebusola.

“This unfortunate death occurred yesterday after a brief illness. Painful that we lost both our elected council chairman and his amiable loyal vice chairman within one week.

“Like a bad movie, so sad a story. I urge you all to pray for us and the family members the two of them left behind,” he said.

Last week, Mr Ogbesetore, a former Chairman of the LGA died after an undisclosed ailment.

The deceased, a surveyor by profession, had been indisposed for over a year.

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