A former national vice-chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Ishola Filani is dead. He died on Thursday in faraway London, United Kingdom.
The former chieftain, 72, was PDP Vice Chairman (Southwest) between 2012 and 2014. Reacting, former Deputy Chairman of the party, Olabode George, described the demise as a colossal loss and painful.
George, in a statement, said the deceased “was a man of warmth, full of devotion, enveloped within whatever cause he pursued with vigor and sheer honesty.
“He resonated with settled intelligence and far-reaching determined articulation. He could be combative in debate but without malice.
“He could disagree with demonstrated fervor but without acrimony. He was a patriot with passion, a distinguished lawyer with assertive merits.”
Similarly, the South-West Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, noted that the party received the news of the death with rude shock while commiserating with his family.
“While alive, he was a Democrat and gave his all. He is a committed, resourceful and loyal leader of the party,” he said.