The president of the Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, Idowu Sofola is dead.
It is great shock to me and YCE; a strong advocate and believer in true federalism, brilliant lawyer and defender of human rights and democracy,” said Kunle Olajide, secretary general of the YCE.
He said was grieved and shocked by Sofola’s death, who he said, was not ill or bedridden.
“I spoke with him few days ago, congratulating him on the appointment of his son as a high judge and we were planning an event to host him.
“The icon is leaving us at a critical time particularly in Yorubaland as the country prepares for the 2019 general elections.
“He was an intelligent man of Yoruba extraction and the vacuum he left behind will be difficult to fill.