As the somber day of the death anniversary arrives, the legacy of a political juggernaut, Late Senator Bayo Oshinowo aka Pepper continues to resonate in the hearts and minds of Lagosians and Nigerians. This revered figure, who dedicated his life in service to the people, remains a symbol of unwavering commitment and loyalty.
Mourning his departure is his successor, Senator Tokunbo Abiru FCA who now carries the torch as a senator representing Lagos East. Aware of the tremendous shoes he has to fill, Abiru is determined to honor the legacy left behind by the late political titan, known for his unwavering support of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his unflinching loyalty in service to his people.
In a statement made available to Kakalistiq media, it was gathered that his passing, not only marks a profound loss for the APC political family in Kosofe, Lagos, and the nation at large but also serves as a poignant reminder of the impact he made during his tenure.
In his reflection and remembrance, Abiru praised the late political juggernaut’s commitment to his party, the APC, which he said shines through as a guiding light for him and the wider political community. He described his unwavering loyalty to the party as a testament to their shared vision, further underscoring his dedication to the advancement of the Kosofe constituency, Lagos, and the nation as a whole.
“The memories of my predecessor in the Senate, Late Distinguished Senator Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo will always live on. He was an influential politician who impacted many lives in his political base and beyond. June 15, 2020, deep grief enveloped the entire Lagos State when news got out that Pepperito had died. What a colossal loss!
“Today, with a heart full of gratitude to Almighty Allah, I remember my illustrious predecessor who died in active service to our esteemed Constituents of the Lagos East Senatorial District.
“I salute Late Osinowo’s astuteness in politics and his sterling achievements when he served the good people of Kosofe Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly and later as the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“As we all remember my beloved Late predecessor, I join the family, friends, and political associates of Late Senator Osinowo in praying for the continuous repose of the soul of the departed. May Almighty Allah be merciful to him in Aljannah. Ameen,” the statement read.