Ogun State chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria on Sunday condoled with the Awolowo family over the death of their son, Oluwole.
The ACN noted that Oluwole, the Tribune newspapers’ publisher, lived a fulfilled life.
The party, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary Mr. Sola Lawal, noted that with Oluwole’s death, there was now a leadership vacuum in the family.
The party added, “His absence will be greatly felt by the management of the Tribune Newspapers in particular and the media industry in general because he carried out his functions as a publisher with all diligence and credible ethical standards, thus sustaining the dream of its founder.
“Nigerian Tribune, established in 1949, is a success story and this could not have been possible without the diligent contribution and support of the late Oluwole Awolowo.
“We will not fail to also remember and acknowledge his early courageous foray into politics as a member of the youth wing of the then National Council Of Nigeria and Cameroon at 12 and his impactful contributions as councillor in the then Lagos City Council and member of the Lagos State House of Assembly in the Second Republic, representing Apapa.
“The chieftaincy titles conferred on him in Ijanikin and Isolo in Lagos, Owo in Ondo and Ijeun in Abeokuta, coupled with being a prince of two royal houses in Remo land in Ogun State are pointers to his worthy and commendable humanitarian services.”
Meanwhile, a politician, Princess Gloria Adebajo-Fraser, has commiserated with the Awolowo family on the death.
Oluwole’s death, she said, was “a great blow” to the people of the South West and to the Nigerian media.
She said, “Chief Oluwole Awolowo has served his calling with distinction. The Tribune newspaper is and will always be a pacesetter in the Nigerian media.”