SUN RE O, ADUNNI !: Senator Babafemi Ojudu's Tribute To Late Deputy Governor Of Ekiti State

Late Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka
By Babafemi Ojudu

I lost a friend, a sister and a compatriot. She fought bravely to defeat cancer. She fought till the end. She kept insisting she would use all the power her God had given her to fight this monster and emerge victorious.

"Femi, stop crying," she kept telling me, adding that she would emerge from this and that we were going to do a big thanksgiving.

We lost an asset. A consummate administrator, an unparalleled image-maker. She gave a good face to Ekiti State. Radiant, brilliant, self-confident,­ a quintessential Ekiti woman.

Without hesitating, she left her plum job in a bank and dove into the murky waters of politics. In less than 48 hours after she accepted to partner Dr. Kayode Fayemi, she blended into the crowd and the folks who abused her a few hours earlier were now the ones who were carrying her bag around the state. From her I learnt quite a lot of lessons.

Not yet a tribute today. That will come later for this soft but yet steely woman. Rest in peace, Adunni.

I will miss you!

Kayode and Bisi Fayemi will miss you!

The womenfolk, as well as the men, will miss you!

Ado Ekiti will miss you!

Ekiti State will miss you!

E11 will miss you!

ACN will miss you!

Afenifere Renewal Group, of which you are a pioneering member, will miss you.

Most importantly, Lanre, your gentle husband will miss you.

Yeside and her sisters will miss you.

Papa and Mama Famuagun and the entire Sasere clan will miss you.

Sunre o, Adunni.

I will forever cherish my association with you.

I will never regret bringing you into politics.

You never for once disappointed even when it appeared all hope was lost.

You gave the struggle all that you had.

You never wavered!

You were courageous!

You were full of hope and kept reassuring me that all would be well even when I had to apologise to you at those low moments for bringing you into the rough and uncertain career of politics.

Funmi, you remain my hero!

Babafemi Ojudu

 

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Please accept my condolence for Adunni the Departed Angel,

Femi,I read your tribute to the late Mrs Olayinka today and I sheld tears, please accept my condolences for the death of Adunni the departed angel. Our lost is heaven's gain. Be sure that our thoughts and prayers goes to the family and loved ones and the aged parents she left behind.
She will be missed by all.
Sunre o Adunni.

Balogun Babatope, are you

Balogun Babatope, are you truely a Yoruba man? It is shocking that you could write about the dead like this. You have no heart whatever the politics you believe in. I am sorry for you. I am not from Ekiti State but I always admire the woman. May the gentle soul of Adunni Olayinka rest in perfect peace.

POLITICS HAS TURN YOU INTO A MAD MAN BABATOPE

You mean the death of someone's daughter,wife,mother and friend can make
you forget the traditional yoruba manner of respecting the dead,am sorry what politics is turning our youth into monster without feelings at all,i wish a member of your family surffer the same fate this year and you will know how painfull it is to loose a loved one.

you brought her into

you brought her into politics??? is that a tribute to her or to yourself mr ojodu??
rest in peace madam, youve done your bit. we shall all join you one day!!

Good write-up!

As a Christian, my bible says I shd rejoice wt dos who rejoice & weep wt dos who weep. As a true daughter of Ekiti my emotion has been imbalance since I leanrt abt ds sad event Saturday evng. Senator Ojudu's tribute is nw making me to shed tears.

Olorun a nu omije wa nu o gbogbo omo Ekiti.

@Balogun (Segun?)Babatope.

@Balogun (Segun?)Babatope. Topsy take it easy. Her death or anyone's death for that matter would not change anything for you.

Praise singer!

This clown gave an interview earlier that Nigeria is irredeemable because there are soooo much corruption. Accuses his Ekiti constituent of asking for personal gains eventhough he wasn't ready to resign Now he regretted bringing Mrs Olayinka into career politics While her detractors ended up "carrying her bags." This man his a real s@#$%t,

When you have mama and papa

When you have mama and papa living, pray that the press should announce that you are on life support when you have cancer, big mouth. oloshi. hater!

Ojodu the liar

The same Ojodu who lied to the whole world that the woman was not on a live support machine is here again. You are all liars old fools(agba'ya) always pretending to want to help us but doing the same looting with their PDP counterpart.

I am from Ijero Ekiti and will never be fooled by any nonsense this bad and wicked leaders have to say. If the woman was good and impacted positively in Ekiti, I will say may her soul rest in peace. And if the woman was part of the looting of Ekiti resources may she rot in hell, and many of these wicked leaders shall be struck dead by cancer which their looting cannot cure. That is my opinion as a Nigerian, and a full blooded Ekiti man.

WHAT A RUDE SHOCK. WHAT A

WHAT A RUDE SHOCK. WHAT A CALAMITY, WHAT A DEATH. A PAINFULL ONE INDEED.

THE LOST OF A VIBRANT, BRILLIANT AND COURAGEOUS DAUGHTER OF EKITI.

ADO EKITI IS QUIET AND STILL. THE PRIDE OF THE CLAN DISAPPEARED.

HER VIRTUE UNPARALELED, HER DIGNITY ESTIMABLE, HER LIFE EMULATIVE AND SYMBOLIC.

SHE LIVED SHORT BUT FULL OF RECORDS.

SHE LEFT THE FAMILY BEHIND. AT THE TIME SHE IS MOSTLY NEEDED.

SHE WILL DEFINITELY BE MISSED BY ALL.

SUNRE O.