Tears As Former Minister, Martins - Kuye, Is Buried - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Sunday, January 17, 2021

Tears As Former Minister, Martins - Kuye, Is Buried

...Also, APC, Segun Sowunmi, Olawale Okunniyi, Mourn Late Senator For Ogun East

The remains of former Minister of State for Finance,  Senator Jubril Martins - Kuye, 
 arrived his home town,  Ago  - Iwoye, in Ijebu  North Local Government Area of the state around 4pm on Sunday amid tears and wailing from family members, political associates and Muslim community who described him as a true family man, bridge - builder,  rare and intelligent  politician. 

The Aare Musulumi of Ogun State, Asiwaju of Ago Iwoye and a former distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was interred in his Ago Iwoye's Country home in Ogun State after islamic prayers for the dead were offered the forgiveness  of sin and peaceful repose of his soul. 

The elder statesman and ex -  Ogun state governorship candidate of the people's Democratic Party(PDP) in 1999 died today(Sunday) in Lagos at the age of 80.

APC Expresses Sadness 

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun State Chapter, has expressed “deep sadness” over the demise of former Minister for Commerce and  industries who was also a former Distinguished Senator who represented the Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Jubril Martins Kuye;  describing his death as “the passing away of one of Ogun’s finest politicians”.

In a media statement on Sunday by the Publicity Secretary of Ogun APC Caretaker Committee, Tunde Oladunjoye, the late politician was further described as an “uncommon bridge builder, patriot and a very humane, courteous and humble politician whose model was politics without bitterness. 

“Either as a federal minister on asa  Senator of the Federal Republic, Pa Martins Kuye gave a very good account of himself as  an accessible community leader, grassroots mobilizer, moulder of  people and builder of bridges. He was renowned for his propounded principle of 'salt solution' which abhorred sectarian tendencies within political party.

“While commiserating with the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, and the people of Ogun State on the exit of this political titan, one of Ogun’s finest politicians, we pray that God will grant the deceased’s immediate and political family, the fortitude to bear the  irreparable loss”, the statement concluded.

Also,  the Spokesperson  for the Atiku  Abubakar Presidential Campaign Committee in 2019, Segun  Sowunmi,  mourned the passing  on of Jubril Martins-Kuye, saying he was a rare and intelligent  politician.

A Rare Politician Is Gone - Sowunmi 

Sowunmi who appeares to be nursing political ambition for an yet - to - be disclosed elective office in 2023, prayed for the peaceful repose of Martins  - Kuye's soul and his family as well as the loved ones to be comforted. 

"Men like Kuye are rare. Very intelligent, highly read, easy to talk to, firm at the negotiating table, deep connect across the spectrum of the social class. 

"He had a way of making everyone feel special. Incredible soul who could quote Shakespeare within an extempore speech, highly observant, a leader of leaders. Ogun, nay Nigeria, lost an inspirational leader. 

"It hits you when you look around, especially in Ogun, to try to find leaders that can be held up as role models in the political class. You are bound to feel some sadness, not because immortality has been promised anyone, old or young, but because you get a sense of irreplaceability that leaders like Sen Jubril Martins-Kuye are indeed hard to find in the present time," Sowunmi stated. 

A Political Bridge Builder, One Of Nigeria's Finest Political Leaders Is Lost - Okunniyi

Sir Olawale Okunniyi, a two time Governorship Contestant in Ogun State and distinguished member of the 2014 National Confab has described passing of Senator, Dr Jubril Martins Kuye, as a colossal loss to the political class of Nigeria.

In a  released by Olubori Obafemi of the Media Office of the frontline Political Activist and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee(LOC) of the recently won international boxing title hosted by Nigeria, Okunniyi said the late two time Minister of the federal republic of Nigeria, was a mentor and one of the finest philanthropist and politicians produced by NIgeria

He said: "Oh! this is a most unexpected and painful exit of our father, confidant and mentor, who was the Aare Musulumi of Ogun State, Asiwaju of Ago Iwoye, a former distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the first  Governorship Candidate of PDP in Ogun State and a two time Minister of Nigeria. This is indeed a huge loss to the entire Country, Nigeria, Ogun State and Ijebuland in particular"

Okunniyi who is a very close relative of the late politician  from the same quarters in Ago Iwoye, also stated that the only consolation for his family members and associates about his demise is a life well spent by the frontline Otunba of Ijebuland.

He noted that the former People's Democratic Party  chieftain in Ogun state would be greatly missed by his family members and the entire political class in Nigeria as he was a great political bridge builder throughout his political career.

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