PDP National Vice Chairman, Southwest, Adagunodo dies at 62
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The National Vice Chairman (Southwest) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Soji Adagunodo is dead.
Adagunodo, who was the former chairman of PDP in Osun State passed away in United States of America, after a brief illness.
Confirming his demise, the son of the deceased, Olasoji Adagunodo Oluwatukesi jr, in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Tuesday said: “We announce the passing on to glory of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Hon. Olasoji Adagunodo Oluwatukesi, National Vice Chairman (South-West) of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“He died at the age of 62 on Monday 8th May, 2023, in the United States of America, after a brief illness.
“He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and political family.
“Burial arrangements will be announced by the family.”
Meanwhile, Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has expressed shock at the news of the death of Adagunodo, describing his passage as “a sore loss not only for the party, but also Osun State.”
In a condolence message signed by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, Adeleke described the death as painful, going by his contributions to the PDP in various roles.
“Late Hon Adagunodo is a friend whom I supported to become the state chairman of the PDP and who in turn backed me to emerge a Senator of the Federal Republic. It is a bitter loss and we will badly miss him.
“The news of the passing of Hon. Adagunodo was devastating to me as a person. I note Hon. Adagunodo’s contributions to our great party as the chairman in Osun State and I celebrate the impacts he effected as the South West chairman of PDP,” Adeleke said.