From TUNDE RAHEEM Akure
Tragedy struck yesterday in Akoko area of Ondo State following the death of the Interim Chairman of Akoko South West Local Government Mrs. Opeyemi Adefarati and six others in a fatal auto crash
An eyewitness said: “It was a horrible sight to behold on Thursday night when a trailer rammed into a number of vehicles and instantly killed all the occupants of the vehicles at the Iwaro Oka junction.”
Until her death, Mrs. Adefarati was a grassroots politician and an advocate of women emancipation. She has been active politically in the last 10 years. The deceased took active part during the last governorship election in the state.
She was a member of Alliance for Democracy (AD) before she joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), from where she defected to Labour Party (LP), where she contested for the House of Assembly ticket against the incumbent deputy Speaker, but lost to him.
The remains of late council boss and other victims of the auto accident have been deposited at Ikare General Hospital’s morgue.