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A former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and a chieftain of the All Peoples Congress (APC), Abdulkabir Akinlade on Tuesday expressed shock over the death of the Chief Imam of Egbaland, Sheik Liadi Orunsolu.
The late chief imam, until his death was the president, League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State.
Amosun in his statement described the late Islamic scholar who died at age 98 as ‘a symbol of unity who rallied the Ummah in Egbaland as one indivisible entity during his lifetime’.
The former governor stated that, late shiek Orunsolu’s death was painful to the people of Egbaland and the state at large.
He stressed that, the late chief Imam was an erudite Islamic scholar who was well versed in islamic religious knowledge.
Amosun maintained that, the late islamic scholar during his lifetime provided wise counsel to muslim ummah in Yoruba land, Edo and Delta States.
He said “The Chief Imam was an erudite Islamic scholar who was well versed in Islamic Religious Knowledge. He was a symbol of unity who rallied the Ummah in Egbaland as one indivisible entity during his lifetime.
“Alhaji Orunsolu maintained effective leadership as the Chief Imam of Egbaland and President of League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State, whilst also provided wise counsel to the entire Rabittah in the entire Yorubaland, Edo and Delta States”.
Meanwhile, Akinlade descried late Sheikh Orunsolu as a ‘peaceful Islamic scholar and a man of great wisdom who stood on the side of the truth’.
The APC chieftain noted that, he would forever cherish the advise he gave him during the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Both Amosun and Akinlade however prayed that, Allah (SWT) grant the late islamic scholar Al-Janah Firdaus and grant the Muslim ummah the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.