Toba Adedeji, Osogbo
Emotions flowed freely on Sunday at Osogbo, capital of Osun when the remains of Senator Bayo Salami were buried.
The Nation reports that Senator Salami died in the United State of America on January 7th, 2021 after a brief illness.
Salami was a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
He represented Osun Central Senatorial District on the platform of the Alliance of Democracy (AD) in 1999.
It was gathered the remains of Senator Salami landed in Lagos airport around 8:30am and his body was brought to Osogbo where he was buried at Ansar U Deen Central Mosque Cemetery, Sabo, Osogbo.
An ambulance took his body to his home at GRA and later left with sympathisers to the interment venue.
No sermon was preached by any Islamic cleric at the cemetery where he was buried.
A family source told our correspondent that one of the wishes of Senator Salami was to be buried in Nigeria, which was why it took ten days before his internment.
Some of the dignitaries that attended the burial ceremony were Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, Hon Olalekan Badmus; a member of Osun State APC Elder’s caucus, Chairman of the Governing Board of Osun Health Insurance Agency, Adeoye Adelakun, Temilade Olokungboye and other APC chieftains and members in the state.
Source: The Nation