Buhari mourns ‘true patriot’, Gen Adebayo

Buhari mourns ‘true patriot’, Gen Adebayo
March 09 08:17 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late former governor of Old Western Region, Major-General Adeyinka Adebayo, as a true patriot.

President Buhari called the son of the late general and former governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo, from London on Wednnesday to commiserate with the family.

The President lamented that Nigeria will surely miss the uncommon patriotism and nationalism which General Adebayo typified.

According to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President also commiserated with the people of Ekiti State and the entire Yoruba race, noting that the late octogenarian while standing firmly for the unity of the country, also fought for the interest of his people as the President of the Yoruba Council of Elders.

President Buhari prayed that Almighty God will console the Adebayo family and grant the soul of the departed elder statesman eternal rest.

Mr. Niyi Adebayo, while thanking President Buhari for the call and commiserations, also wished the President good health.