The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila; Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu; and the All Progressives Congress national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, have expressed sadness over the death of a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council in Lagos State, Chief Lanre Razak.
They described the death of the APC chieftain as a big loss to the state.
Razak, popularly called KLM, died on Saturday morning at the age of 74 after a brief illness.
Gbajabiamila, on Saturday, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, titled ‘Gbajabiamila mourns Chief Lanre Razak,’ said the death of the grass-roots politician would rob the state of his contributions and counsel.
He added, “As a grass roots politician, the innate qualities of KLM did not go unnoticed and this was responsible for his diligent handling of his responsibilities as a local government chairman, a commissioner in Lagos, as well as a member of the GAC.”
Also, Sanwo-Olu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, described the deceased as a great politician, strong party man and advocate of programmes that impacted positively on the lives of the people.
The statement quoted the governor as saying, “He was a loyal party man and committed democrat, with a deep understanding of the state’s political landscape. He was an extremely loyal politician, who did his best for our party, the APC.”
Tinubu described the passing of Rasaq as a big loss to the state.
In a condolence message by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, the former Lagos governor said, “Since he joined politics to meaningfully contribute his quota to the development of the people and betterment of the society, Chief Rasaq had his hand on the plough and never to look back.”