Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has expressed sadness over the death of the state auditor of the party, Erelu Iyabo Babatunde-Ayeleso.
Babatunde-Ayeleso died at the weekend, sending shock waves among the rank and file of the party membership, and coming after the party lost two of its leaders, the late Chief Dapo Awojolu, and Irepodun/Ifelodun APC chairman, the late Chief Femi Ganiyu Adeyemi, aka Alagbada.
A statement in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital by the Ekiti APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, after the party executive members, led by Deputy Chairman, Chief Mrs Kemi Olaleye, visited the family of the deceased on Sunday, described the late Babatunde-Ayeleso as loyal and committed party member.
Olaleye, who represented the APC state chairman, Chief Olajide Awe, during the visit, said the party had lost an invaluable and dependable ally in party politics, whose vision was to make life worthwhile for the people.
“Erelu left at a time we needed her most. She will be greatly missed. She was more of a mother and big sister; always available with her charming smile to advise in critical situations,” she said.
Describing the Itapa-Ekiti-born late teacher and graduate of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti; and University of Nigeria, Nsukka, as “kind-hearted, loving and nice to a fault”, Olaleye said the late auditor was hard-working and God-fearing in the discharge of her duties in the party.
Babatunde-Ayeleso has served in various capacities at the local, state and federal levels of government, before she became the state APC auditor.
The APC prayed God to grant the Babatunde-Ayeleso family, APC leaders and members the fortitude to bear the loss.