Baba Lawal’s Death,A Vacuum In the Progressives Fold
The transition of the political icon in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area, Pa Gbadamosi Owoseni Lawal has been described as a big vacuum in the family of the Progressives in the State and Nigeria as a whole.
Senator Ajibola Basiru who is one of the chief mourners regretted that Pa Lawal bade the World farewell at a time his wisdom and experience cum involvement are needed in ensuring that the ship of the Progressives does not become rudderless.
“Baba played an open arm politics. His more than sixty years experience in politics cannot be wished away. He commanded the respect of the old and the young. He was a respectable politician who bridged the gap between the past and the present political order. He was a political father figure to me.”
Pa GO Lawal was a Councillor in 1954, District Chairman towards Nigeria’s Independence,a parliamentarian in the Old Oyo State and former Senatorial leader.
Senator Ajibola Basiru also commiserated with Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Chief Bisi Akande,the good people of Ikirun and the entire family of Pa GO Lawal. He prayed Allaah to overlook his shortcomings,reward him with Aljanah and uphold the family he has left behind.