Sunday, 11 November 2012
Lam Adesina, Former Oyo State Governor, Is Dead
Multiple sources are reporting the death of the
former governor of Oyo State, Lam Adesina.
Adesina was the governor of the state under the
Alliance for Democracy between 1999 and 2003.
He was succeeded as governor by Rashidi Ladoja
of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Adesina was born on 20 January 1939.
He attended Loyola college in Ibadan, then studied
at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka from
1961-1963. Later he attended the University of
Ibadan in 1971. He worked in private educational
institutions before delving into politics.
Adesina was a sponsor of the present Oyo
governor, Abiola Ajimobi in his successful bid to
be elected to the senate to represent Oyo South
in 2003. Later the two men fell apart, and
Ajimobi moved to the All Nigeria Peoples Party
Circumstances surrounding is death is not readily
available but reports say Adesina will be buried
immediately at his Felele, Ibadan, residence
according to Islamic rites.
We will bring you more updates as they come
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