The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye, has mourned the passage of His Royal Majesty, Dr Ado Ibrahim, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, describing his death as a national loss.
Senator Melaye, in a signed statement, said the late traditional ruler’s death was a personal loss to him as one who watched over his life and career.
“He treated me as a son just as his counsel and guidance will remained etched on my memory.
“As a mark of respect and honour to our late father, my campaign council has suspended all activities for the next 48 hours.
“The Ohinoyi will be remembered for his image and achievements which loomed larger than his immediate family, the Okene traditional Council and our dear Kogi State.
“The revered late monarch stood out in business, politics and in Traditional Administration, where he was distinguished in panache, class and finesse,” he added.
Senator Melaye noted that “the exposure and world outlook reflected in his broad mindedness, cordiality and accommodation of others within and outside his domain. He had the spirit of a quintessential Kogite, detribalised, affable and cosmopolitan.
“Our departed Monarch and father will be sorely missed. May God’s comfort and blessings abide with his family, Kogi State and our nation, Nigeria, he submitted.
Barr. Omoyemi Gold Olumudi
Dino/Deen Campaign Council