Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed sadness over the sudden death of the Chairman of Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Mr. Olufunmi Olatunji.
Olatunji died on Monday night after a brief illness.
He was buried yesterday according to Islamic rites.
Before his demise, he was seeking re-election for a second term in office under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He emerged winner in the APC local government primary election with 1977 votes to become the party’s candidate in the July 24 election.
In a condolence message, his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu said Olatunji’s demise was a big loss to the Eti-Osa East council and Lagos State.
“The death of Olatunji is a painful and great loss to Lagos State. I am saddened by the death of this fine gentleman; a loyal party man and committed democrat.
“There is no doubting the fact that he would be missed by the entire political class, particularly Eti-Osa East LCDA, Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC), his family and the state as a whole,” he said.
He described the late council boss as a loyal politician and an invaluable asset to the APC.
The governor said the deceased lived a fulfilled life and impacted lives through selfless service to his family, people of Eti-Osa East LCDA, Lagos State and humanity at large.
Sanwo-Olu also condoled with the immediate family of the deceased, the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Lagos APC, Conference 57 and the entire people of Eti-Osa East LCDA.
He prayed that God would grant the soul of Olatunji eternal rest and comfort his immediate and political family.
Olatunji was the chairman of Eti-Osa East LCDA and APC chairmanship candidate for Lagos Local Government elections slated for July 24.