“She’s a Towering Political Amazon” – Sylvester Ogunkelu, Hakeem Shittu, Segun Agbaje Mourn Alhaja Ramota Bankole.

The tragic passing of Alhaja Ramota Bankole, former Lagos APC State Welfare Secretary, on Thursday, June 21, 2024, has cast a shadow over the political landscape of Epe Division and Lagos State. As tributes pour in, Kakalistiq.com reports that prominent leaders from various sectors have lauded her indelible impact on the socioeconomic and political development of the centre of excellence.

Hon. Sylvester Ogunkelu

In an interview, Hon. Sylvester Ogunkelu, Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA) Member representing Epe Constituency II, reflected on her critical role in the community. “Alhaja Bankole was a cornerstone of our political family; her dedication and influence were unparalleled. She championed the causes of women and children, ensuring their voices were heard and their needs met. Her passing is a sore loss to the APC family in Epe Constituency II and Epe Division,” he said.

Alhaja Ramota Bankole

Echoing these sentiments, Hon. Dr. Hakeem Shittu, Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), highlighted her philanthropic spirit and compassionate nature. “Alhaja Bankole’s benevolence knew no bounds. She was the epitome of beauty and philanthropy, always embracing and supporting the dreams and aspirations of those around her. Her humility and jovial nature endeared her to many, making her an irreplaceable figure in our community,” Shittu remarked.

Dr. Hakeem Shittu

In the same vein, Hon. Dr. Segun Agbaje, Commissioner III of the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), emphasized her strategic mind and significant contributions to transformative strides within the Epe federal constituency. “I am very aware that Alhaja Bankole was one of the brains behind the remarkable achievements of our amiable and vibrant Rep. Wale Raji. As a top think-tank member, her insights and dedication were instrumental in driving transformative development across the constituency. Her influence and legacy in our political landscape are profound and enduring,” Agbaje stated.

Hon. Olusegun Agbaje

They averred that Alhaja Ramota Bankole’s life was a testament to dedication, compassion, and an unwavering commitment to public service. Her attributes of humility, joviality, and benevolence, they asserted, made her a beloved figure in the community. Her role in supporting women and children, as well as her critical involvement in political strategy, underscores the depth of her impact, they added.

As these bereaved leaders from Epe Division and Lagos State mourn this towering political Amazon, her legacy continues to inspire those who strive for a better future under the banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The loss of Alhaja Bankole is deeply felt, but her contributions and spirit will live on in the hearts and minds of those she touched.

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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