A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Mutiu Lawal-Are has described the death of Senator Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo as a rude shock which goes beyond human imagination.
Alhaji Are disclosed this in a statement on the death of the man who represented Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly.
According to him, the late Senator Osinowo popularly called Pepperito by family members, friends and associates during his lifetime, was a very good man, full of humility, hard working and always with the fear of God in his utterances and actions.
Below is the full tribute from Alhaji Lawal-Are:
He (God) just created us without notice, He will take us without notice – Sen. Bayo Oshinowo
God has taken you up to himself in His own time even though this came as a rude shock and beyond our imagination but Allah knows best.
You were a very good man, Humble, hardworking and God fearing.
We cherished and respected each other and you would jokingly call me ‘Justice’ while I called you ‘Mandate’.
You don’t hold grudges.
Like you said in the above quote, God should always come first in all we do because surely, Allah takes what is His, and what He gives is His, and to all things He has appointed a time.
May Allah comfort the entire family you left behind but let us take solace in Surah Al – Baqarah: 155 – 157 that says
And we will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient,
Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.” Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.
Alh. Mutiu Lawal-Are