A former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Saturday described Dr. Ore Falomo, the late Personal Doctor of late Chief MKO Abiola, as a physician and activist who identified with the agitation for a better Nigeria, though he was not a politician.
Ore Falomo died early Saturday morning in Lagos after an illness.
Tinubu, in a statement by his media office in Abuja, said: “I knew Dr. Ore Falomo very well as a physician and an activist. Though he was late Bashorun MKO’s personal physician, he was part of the struggle for the revalidation of June 12.”
“He was no politician but he identified with us. He identified with our agitation for a better and progressive Nigeria. He was one of us. He participated in Abiola’s political struggles and also felt in his pains. He was one of those who saw Abiola last, some two weeks to his eventual death.
“His death is a loss to the country, to the medical profession and to the progressives family. But we must thank God that he lived to a rather advanced age and that he left behind good deeds and good children to continue to live after him.
“Dr. Falomo lived and practised in Lagos where his clinic is located, he would be deeply missed by all those who came in contact with him because of his good nature. I commiserate with his family, relations, friends and associates. I mourn with the medical confraternity. I mourn with Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dapo Abiodun and the government and people of Lagos and Ogun states.”
Tinubu prayed for repose of Falomo’s soul and asked God to grant grant his family the courage to live through his passing and the strength to continue with his good deeds.