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Buhari, Tinubu mourn MKO Abiola’s doctor, Ore Falomo,


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President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of the late Dr Ore Falomo over the demise of the renowned medical practitioner.

Falomo died on Saturday in Lagos after a brief illness.

In a message issued by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari commiserated with friends, associates and professional colleagues of the former Chief Medical Director of Maryland Specialist Hospital, Lagos.

He noted that Falomo’s dedication to duty and welfare of his patients had brought him into the limelight, especially as the personal physician to the late politician and business mogul, Chief MKO Abiola.

The president, who noted that the late chief medical director would be sorely missed for his kindness and humane nature, prayed God to grant him eternal rest and comfort his family.

Similarly, The All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, described as unfortunate the news of the death of Dr Falomo.

Reacting to the physician’s death, Tinubu said Falomo identified with the struggle for a better Nigeria even though he was not a politician.

In a statement by the APC leader’s media office on Saturday in Abuja, Tinubu said, “I knew Dr Ore Falomo very well as a physician and an activist. Though he was the late Bashorun MKO’s personal physician, he was part of the struggle for the revalidation of June 12.

“He was no politician but he identified with us. He identified with our agitation for a better and progressive Nigeria. He was one of us. He participated in Abiola’s political struggles and also felt his pains. He was one of those who saw Abiola last, some two weeks to his eventual death.”

Tinubu said Falomo’s death was a loss to the country, to the medical profession and to the “progressives family.”

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Similarly, Adebanjo described Falomo as one of those loyal to the struggle for democracy, a nationalist and patriot to the core.

“He was somebody who practised what he believed in. He was a progressive and he fought for democratic ideals,” he said.

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