Nigeria: Ruling party chieftain, Lanre Razak, dies at 74
A stalwart of Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, Chief Lanre Razak, is dead.
Razak was a strong party leader in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos as well as a member of the party’s Governor’s Advisory Council. He passed away this Saturday morning after a brief illness. He died at the age of 74 at the Reddington Hospital, Lagos.
Lagos Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, announced the chieftain’s death in a statement titled, ‘Sanwo-Olu Mourns GAC Member, Lanre Razak.’
According to Akosile, the governor described the late Razak’s death as a rude shock, noting that “the deceased was a great politician, a strong party man and an advocate of masses oriented programmes.”
Sanwo-Olu was quoted as saying, “I am saddened by the death of one of our political leaders in Lagos APC, Chief Lanre Razak. 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 All Progressives Congress.
“Chief Razak served his people and Lagos State passionately as Chairman of Epe Local Government Area and Commissioner of Public Transportation. He brought a lot of development to Epe as a council boss and also made a lot of positive contributions to turn around public transportation in Lagos during his tenure as a member of the State Executive Council.
“There is no doubting the fact that he would be missed by the entire political class, particularly the people of Epe, the Lagos East Senatorial District, and the State as a whole.”