The All Progressives Congress (APC) family in Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole was thrown into a state of mourning on Monday, June 15, 2020, as the senator representing Lagos East in the National Assembly, Senator Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo, popularly known as Peperito, died at the age of 64.
It was gathered that the lawmaker died of complications from the dreaded Covid – 19 after few weeks of battling with the disease.
According to the report, the remains of Senator Osinowo was taken to his Ijebu – Ode country home in Ogun State on Monday night where he was committed to mother Earth according to Islamic rites the following morning.
His wife, Mrs. Mariam Osinowo, son, Tunde and two daughters as well as immediate and extended family members, friends and associate were all said to be present at the funeral.
Among prominent politicians, colleagues and associates of the deceased who witnessed his burial were senator representing Lagos West in the upper chamber, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola a.k.a Yayi, the Lagos Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, and some other members of the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Kosofe Local Government Chairman, Afolabi Sofola, Shomolu Local Government, Abdul-Hameed Salawu (Dullar), his brother from Agboyi/Ketu LCDA, Bayo Osinowo Ikosi/Isheri LCDA council boss, Princess Samiat Bada and Ijede LCDA Chairman, Alhaji Fatiu Salisu were among Lagos Council chairmen that paid their last respect at the short funeral service.
A large crowd of sympathizers were also said to have besieged Senator Osinowo’s residence in Ijebu-Ode to pay their last respect to the man who many considered as their benefactor and a great philanthropist.
The late Senator Osinowo was elected as a Senator during the 2019 general elections to represent the Lagos East Senatorial district in the 9th Assembly and spent a year and four days. He was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Commerce Industry and Investment.
Before his emergence as a senator, he was a four time member of the Lagos State House of Assembly where he was a power broker and served diligently from 1999 to 2015.
While at the Lagos State House of Assembly, he was the Chairman House Committee on Lands and also the Chairman of Lagos State House of Assembly Muslim Committee until his emergence as a senator.