The ravaging COVID-19 pandemic claimed its biggest victim in Lagos East yesterday, with the death of Sen. Sikirulahi Adebayo Osinowo, the Lawmaker representing the district at the National Assembly Lagos, who reported died after complications from the virus.
In a deeply mourning mood, The Agboyi Ketu Lcda Executive Chairman, Mayor Dele Oshinowo, confirmed the sad news when contacted yesterday said: ” My benefactor is gone”. Before his phone suddenly dropped.
The Agboyi Ketu Voice also confirmed the death in a terse statement posted on the council media handle:
“A good soul has passed on, a good man has gone up to heaven. With a heavy heart, we part our beloved Senator Bayo Osinowo.”
Until his death his been tested positive for COVID-19 few weeks ago wasn’t made public. It came to many people as a surprise because few weeks back he was seen physically in the defunct Tinubu Mandate Group wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) series of leadership marathon meetings. It was also reported that pepper had underlying medical conditions the discussed in hush tones according to an insider source.
While alive, pepperitto was an influential figure and Political icon within the Kosofe, Lagos East.
Before moving to the National Assembly the Distinguished senator served for uninterrupted 16 years at Lagos State House of Assembly first in the history of Kosofe, he chaired mainly the land Committee. Works behind the scenes implementing Ashiwaju Bola Tinubu’s agenda.
He is also reportedly to be the stabilizer of state Assembly, who ensured no crisis in the house until recently.
Many of his associates, partners, supporters, family and friends disclosed that his act of charity to mankind knows no bounds.
As an avalanche of tributes poured in on Microblogging, especially Facebook and Twitter, on his official handle the Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan said:
“I received with shock and sadness, the news of the death of the Senator who represented Lagos East Senatorial Zone, Senator Adebayo Osinowo.
‘Osinowo served his country creditably as a Distinguished Senator at the Ninth Senate. He was the Chairman of the Committee on industries.
‘The pains of Senator Osinowo’s untimely departure will be felt by his Distinguished colleagues and the National Assembly in general, said Lawn.
‘I condole with his family, friends, political associates and also the government and people of Lagos State over the loss.
“I pray for the sweet repose of his gentle soul and for God to grant those he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss,’ The Senate President prayed.
Hon. Sanni Okanlawon (Representing Kosofe Constituency 1) in his tribute message said:
“A rude shock, a big blow. A colossal loss to the Oshinowo’s, Lagos East Senatorial District, Greater Kosofe Local Govt and to us his immediate political family. May Allah accept his return Forgive his transgressions.
Grant him abode in Janat Firdaus. Farahun warayana wajanati noheem. Ameen.
Chairman, Lagos Mainland Local Govt. Chairman, Conference 57 Lagos State, Teacher, Mother, Humanitarian, Hon. (Mrs) Omolola R. Essien wrote: “On behalf of my Family, Excos, Legislature, Mgt Staff and the people of LMLG commiserate with the family, friends & loved ones of @SenatorOsinowo
May his shortcomings be forgiven and may he be accepted as a true servant of God Almighty in the hereafter. ADIEU PEPPERITO.
Our dearest Senator. You are indeed a great leader, your attributes as a lawmaker is legendary,you show fatherly care to all and sundry, you are indeed a genius that takes to healing people’s plight. Adieu Senator Sikiru Bayo Osinowo, may you continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord- Loogun Oyekunle Jegede, LGA Chairman Ikosi Isheri lcda & Chair of Chair Lagos East Senatorial District
Most Distinguished Senator, You left us without saying goodbye. Whom did we in Kosofe offend?? Why now at the peak of your illustrious career and a dogged fighter. Your generosity to your constituents knew no bounds. Your reassuring smile is gone with you. You have gone with your wisdom and political sagacity. Your wife and closest confidant must be devastated now, so must your dutiful, respectful and responsible children. I pray that Almighty Allah, will console them all and console us your faithful friends. May Allah widen your grave and grant your soul forgiveness. Adieu Peperrito, the strong man of Kosofe nay, Lagos Politics. Dependable ally of Jagaban Borgu- Engr. Bayo Erikitola
Indeed Kosofe federal Constituency has lost a giant, an elephant, a political master per excellent. The longest serving Lagos honorable for 16 years. his presence full of memory event that can not be forgotten or wipe away by history.
Truth is, God knows best, None of us has the moral justification nor Standard to question God about the death of pepperitto.
To many he lived an impactful life, doing good to those he his privilege to help, while to many it a sad story coming in contact with him. Above all, He came, He saw , he conquered.
To his family, wife, children and all his loved one, I pray God almighty comfort them in this mourning times. surely no one can replace him in your lives. take heart and remain strong… THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH- Comrade Opomulero Olayiwola Sulyman
This is shocking and sad. I pray that God Almighty grant him eternal rest and give those he left behind the comfort and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. This is a sad day in Kosofe and Lagos state political cycle. My sincere condolences to his immediate and extended families. Adieu Pepperito- Segun Aromokunola
Subuanallah, lnnalillahi , wa lnnailehi Rojihun ,we have lost a true super leader, may Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljanna, give the family, relatives, Kosofe A P C and Lagos State the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss- Princess Adekite Obatula Yusuf
Inna lillahi wa Inna ilaihirrajun, from God we come from him we shall return, yah Allah forgive him all his mistakes ya Allah give him jannatul firdausi bless his entire family, we are very very sorry to all his family and friends please take heart, it is way for every one, rest in peace our lion in kosofe-Hassan Attahiru Nakuna
May his soul rest in peace- 2019 PDP Candidate Kosofe Constituency 2, Hon Oluoje Dele Karma
The death of Senator Bayo Osinowo was a shock, sad and unexpected but since no one can question God, I submit to His will. My condolences to the good people of Lagos East senatorial district and the family of the late Senator. May the soul of Pepperito rest in peace- Dele Segun Aroyewun, oceans wealth network