– One of Governor Makinde’s special advisers, James Adepoju, has died
– Adepoju died on Wednesday, January 13, according to the state governor’s chief press secretary
– The deceased was appointed into Governor Makinde’s cabinet in 2020
Engineer James Adepoju, a special adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, is dead. Adepoju died on Wednesday, January 13.
Legit.ng‘s regional reporter, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the chief press secretary to the state governor, Taiwo Adisa, has since confirmed Adepoju’s death.
Official statement regarding the cause of his death has not been released at the time this report was filed.
The deceased was reportedly appointed in 2020 by the Oyo state governor as one of his special advisers.
Adepoju was a graduate of Civil Engineering from the University of Ibadan. He was involved in several projects in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Colonel Olayinka Olayanju (retd), the commander of Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun, said some of the aides of Governor Makinde are indirectly backing hoodlums terrorising the people of the state.
The Amotekun commander disclosed this on Tuesday, January 5, while speaking on a radio station, Fresh FM.
Legit.ng gathered that the residents of Ibadan communities have recently been living in constant fears following the increased cases of hoodlum attacks.
In another report, tragedy truck in Ibadan, Oyo state capital on Wednesday, January 6, as one of the popular Cocoa House’s elevators reportedly malfunctioned, leading to the death of one person.
Three other people were said to have suffered various injuries due to the mechanical failure in the 25-storey building adjudged tallest structure in Ibadan.
Speaking on the development in a statement, Victor Ayetoro, the head of corporate affairs at the Odu’a Investment Company Limited (OICL), explained that the incident occurred at about 11am.
In other news, there are claims that the ambition of becoming a governor come 2023 general elections is causing a wide rift between the deputy governor of Oyo, Rauf Olaniyan, and his boss, Governor Makinde.
Some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains in the state have allegedly speculated that the deputy governor may defect from the party, so as to get better chances of occupying his boss’ seat, a situation which is quite reminiscent of the Akeredolu-Agboola drama in Ondo before the 2020 gubernatorial poll.
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