The Senator elect of Ogun East Senatorial District and former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, also known as OGD, has described the death of Prince Bola Ajibola as a colossus loss to Nigeria adding that the late jurist was a man of peace. In a statement he personally signed, Daniel described Ajibola as an icon and a “finest jurist”
“On behalf of my family, the good people of Ogun East and entire Ogun residents, I commiserate with the family of Prince Abduljabar Bola Ajibola on the demise of an icon and finest jurist.
“Prince Ajibola and I shared a close relationship in both private and public lives.
“As an alumnus of Baptist Boys High School, he was a beacon of pride and valour, a leading example for many of us while in school.
“In the service of our fatherland, Prince Ajibola played a significant role at the national and International level, more so that we had to pull him out of retirement to serve as the first Chairman of The Elders Consultative Forum in the state during my administration as the Governor of Ogun State.
Through the Elders Consultative Forum (which served as our own local version of the House of Lords in Ogun State), Prince Ajibola was able to bring about several peace initiatives and resolved many difficult political and social crises in the State.
“As a lover of education, I recall how we encourage Prince Ajibola to pursue his own passion for the establishment of The Crescent University in Abeokuta, also in Ogun State.
“Prince remained one of the most courageous, dutiful, patriotic, and peace-loving jurists in our nation’s history.
Ogun state has lost a dear son, Nigeria has lost an idol, “Daniel concluded.