It is not mere rumour this time around like last year, when he said ”From those who wished me dead, I have gained one year each from the years they were destined to live on earth. I don’t know those who were behind the devilish act, because I don’t think I deserve such. I, Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde, is 100 per cent okay, hale and hearty.”
Now the cause of his death is crystal clear ,but some who are claiming foul play,we learnt are poised for trouble in Ibadan today,so there was anxiety yesterday in Oyo State as news broke that the state Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde (aka Fele) had died., his remains will arrive Ibadan (Wednesday) morning and he will be buried between 9am and 10am in his house at Elebu, Ibadan.
It was learnt that the union’s National President, Alhaji Yasin, as well as other stakeholders announced the appointment of the Vice Chairman in Oyo State, Alhaji Abideen Olajide (aka Ejiogbe), as the Acting Chairman.
Oyerinde was said to have had serious issues with his health, making him pay frequent visits to the hospital in the last one year.
The late NURTW chairman was born on October 1, 1960 and reportedly died at Zenith Kidney Hospital in Abuja, the nation’s capital, at 2 p.m yesterday.
Fele officially succeeded Alhaji Lateef Akinsola (aka Tokyo) in 2011 after years of violent supremacy battle between Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi (aka Auxilliary) and the late Alhaji Lateef (aka Eleweomo).
The latter was killed in Ibadan in a political violence late 2010 at the height of the supremacy battle among the union’s leaders. Auxilliary is currently serving a jail term for criminal offenses.
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has described the death of the state Chairman of the National Union of Road and Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde (aka Fele), as depressing and tragic.
“With the directive of the national leadership of the union that Fele’s deputy, Alhaji Abideen Olajide (aka Ejiogbe) should fill the vacuum created by his death in acting capacity