More facts have now emerged regarding the actual cause of death of a former member of the Oyo State House of Assembly who passed on last Wednesday in Lagos. The Street Journal’s findings revealed that the death of the former lawmaker from Afijio constituency, Femi Adelakun may not be unconnected with the intrigues and power-play surrounding his re-election ambition as a member of the House.
Widely acclaimed to be generous, it was gathered that Adelakun had been having a running battle with some prominent individuals in his constituency who had vowed that he would not go back to the Parliament Building, Secretariat in Ibadan when the next democratic dispensation takes off on May 29, 2015.
It was gathered that all his pleas were rebuffed by the supposed king makers in his constituency who had allegedly promised another member of the party from the area of their support.
A source close to the family of the deceased confided in the Street Journal that the crisis reached its climax when the news got to APC party chiefs in the constituency that Adelakun had collected expression of interest and nomination form for his second term in office.
According to the unequivocal source, all the calls and threats by the antagonists of Adelakun’s re-election bid were being recorded in a diary by the lawmaker with details of the callers, dates and time of the calls.
One of the party leaders, it was learnt called Adelakun on telephone and tongue-lashed him for his obstinacy upon receiving the news of his collecting second term nomination form from the party Secretariat in Ibadan. In anger and out of frustration, it was further gathered that Adelakun retorted back at the man on the telephone and said the worst they could do was for them not to vote for him at the polls.
It was further learnt that one of the prominent members of the party who refused to support the late Adelakun’s second term ambition had his house rehabilitated by the late lawmaker.
It was learnt that he bought a car for one of the community leaders who had called him on telephone to register his displeasure at the Adelakun’s obstinacy and insistence on going back to the legislative arm of government in 2015 in defiance of the ‘’leaders’’ repudiation to support him.
Contrary to the earlier claim that Adelakun died after a protracted illness, it was gathered that Adelakun had woken up on that fateful morning bubbling with life before his sudden death in his house in Lagos.
It was gathered that he had asked his wife to prepare his breakfast while he was listening to news in his tastefully furnished sitting room. Probably in a hurry to leave home that day, it was gathered that he was inquisitive as to why the food was unusually taking too long to be ready.
Our impeccable source disclosed that all of a sudden, Adelakun started to perspire profusely under the blazingly blowing air conditioners in the expansive sitting room. It was gathered that he rushed into the rest-room to defecate and returned to the sitting room in a short while.
Our source added that within a twinkle of an eye, Adelakun now perspiring the more, rushed inside the rest- room one more time to empty his bowel so that he could have some relief.
It was gathered that on return from the toilet, he collapsed. And by the time he was rushed to the hospital, according to the source, he was confirmed dead on arrival by the medical practitioners.
Before his death, Adelakun was the chairman of Century Pictures, a Movie marketing outfit in Lagos.
In a statement shortly after his death, the chairman of Oyo west local government, Adesoji Ojoawo, said Mr. Adelakun was a politician who had interest in the welfare of his people and the development of Oyo federal constituency and Oyo state in general.
“Adelakun was a politician that lived among his people in his country home. He was the bridge between us (local government areas) and the House of Assembly as the chairman house committee on local government affairs,” Mr. Ojoawo said.
“He was vibrant and committed to service. So when the news of his death emerged this morning, the whole town was thrown into mourning.”