On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, The Nigerian Senate under the leadership of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan PhD, CON led the Principal Officers into the chambers; took the official prayers; and began the day’s proceedings at about 10:38am.
Around 11:30 Am , The Senate Leader moved a Motion for the Senate to invoke Order 17 to admit former Senators and members of House of Representatives into the Chamber Minority Leader seconded the Order cited by Senate Leader.
Senate Leader suspended Order 17 to allow family members, close friends of Late Senator Bayo Osinowo into the Chamber.
Minority Leader seconded the Order cited by Senate Leader.
Senate Leader, Senator Abdullahi Abubakar reads the biography of Late Senator Bayo Osinowo.
“Bayo was a soft guy, very soft spoken. he was a complete grassroot politician and you can’t move him from there. We will continue to miss him. For the family we have only one thing to say to you, you will always be with Bayo and Bayo will be with you. Even as we mourn him today, we also celebrate his life.” – Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe
“I want to join my colleagues and the Senate President to commiserate with the family of Bayo and that his soul will rest in peace.” – Senator Orji Uzor Kalu
“Bayo was always repeating a verse of the Quran: “So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny?” What our colleague told us is we must exemplify our lives and be fair to everybody as we see them. For the family, take solace in the fact that he has left something. May Allah grant Distinguished Senator Bayo Aljannah firdaus. – Senator Sabi Abdullahi
“He was a jolly good fellow. He has come, he has seen and conquered. We pray to God almighty to grant his family, his children, his wife the fortitude to bear this loss.” – Senator Philip Aduda.
“I rise to align myself with all sentiments about our colleague, Mr Bayo Osinowo. Senator Bayo Osinowo left his mark on the sands of time. Here was a man who indeed was a major pillar in the politics of Lagos State. My prayer is that the Almighty God should grant the family the fortitude to deal with this loss. May his soul rest in perfect peace.” – Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege
“All that is said about my dear brother and egbon is the true position of things. Mr. President, my big brother, my friend Senator Bayo Osinowo is no more. Putting together the last 17 years of his life as a Parliamentarian has been very eventful. Today, we all celebrate Democracy Day but one of those that paid the price of this democracy we celebrate is Senator Bayo Osinowo. Seven years of his life was spent in incarceration. This is one man that doesn’t desert people.” – Senator Solomon Adeola.
“Senator Bayo Osinowo played all his politics in Lagos but was a proud son of Ogun State. One thing that he has demonstrated very philosophical is somebody that knows the ephemeral nature of this life. He wasn’t afraid of death. All we can do is to take lesson from his life that we should strive everyday to do more good than bad. To take everyday as Grace from Almighty God that as we are seated here, tomorrow anything can happen. I pray the Almighty Allah will grant him Aljannah firdaus and be with his family and his extended family.