From Priscilla Ediare, Ado Ekiti

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has mourned the passing of the chairman of the party in the state, Barr. Paul Omotoso.

The Imesi Ekiti- born politician passed away Tuesday night after a brief illness

Recall that Omotoso was kidnapped last year July along Imesi-Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State and released after some days.

The party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Segun Dipe, who confirmed the death in a statement on Wednesday, said

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“We are sad to announce the passing of the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti, Barrister Paul Ayodele Omotoso. The sad news broke yesterday Tuesday March 5, 2024 at about 9.00pm.

“Barrister Omotoso was still actively present in the office same yesterday till the close of work. His death could not be immediately traced to any known sickness. He, however, complained of fatigue and slight fever at about 4.00pm and opted to go home to rest. He was to be rushed to the hospital later at about 7.00pm when the pain increased but gave up the ghost after.

“Barrister Omotosho will be remembered for the positive contributions he made to the party, especially during his tenure as the Chairman from 2018 till he breathed his last. He ran the affairs of the party commendably with consecutive victories at the poll.

“His gentle soul will surely rest in perfect peace.”