The death of Ogun leading politician and elder statesman, Senator Biyi Durojaiye, at age 86, has been described as the “loss of a colossus” by the Ogun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a press statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday and signed by the Acting Publicity Secretary of APC in Ogun State, Tunde Oladunjoye, the party said the death of “Baba Biyi Durojaiye was the departure loss of a colossus, a political giant and a courageous humanist.”
“Senator Biyi Durojaiye was a great politician of his era. Fearless and outspoken. He not only fought for democracy, he defended the rights of Nigerians to participatory democracy, even to the detriment of his health. Despite his frail health, he refused to compromise his fight against military dictatorship, no wonder Amnesty International named him a Prisoner of Conscience”, the statement said.
“The party remarked that as a party man, his commitment was never in doubt. He was never afraid to express his views, no matter whose ox is gored. He played his fatherly role to all of us till death,” the statement added.
Our party Chairman, Chief Yemi Sanusi, on behalf of our leaders and members, expresses his deep sorrow on the demise of this astute politician and pray that Almighty God will repose his soul and comfort his family, friends and associates”, the statement concluded.