The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed shock over the death of Sen. Sikiru Osinowo, representing Lagos East at the Senate.
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, made the assertion in a statement in Abuja on Monday while commiserating with the Osinowo’s immediate family and political associates.
“We join other Nigerians, the entire National Assembly, the good people of Lagos East in particular and Lagos State in general to mourn the passage of a democrat, who had contributed immensely to the development of Lagos State as a lawmaker in the House of Assembly and Nigeria as a Senator.
“Through his tenure in the Senate was brief, our great party appreciates the loyalty of Sen. Osinowo to the cause of the APC-led government.
“Fondly called “Pepperito” by friends and associates, he was a four-term member of the Lagos House of Assembly, where he represented Kosofe Constituency.
“In the 9th Senate, Osinowo chaired the Senate Committee on Commerce, Industries and Investment.
“We commiserate with his immediate family, political associates in Lagos State and beyond; and the Senate for this irreparable loss.
“We pray that the Almighty God grants the deceased peaceful and eternal rest,” he said.