Alhaji Sharafadeen Alli, the Oyo State Zenith Labour Party governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections and Mr Aderemi Oseni, ADC Southwest Coordinator, have commiserated with the victims of the recent fire disasters in the state.
The duo, in separate statements made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday, also commiserated with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, over the incident.
NAN recalls that the state had, in the last few days, witnessed repeated inferno at various sections of the state, which claimed lives and property worth millions of naira.
The inferno had occurred in quick succession at Molete, Iyaganku and Oyo town.
They rued the lives lost to the inferno and the multimillion naira investments that went with the flame.
“I commiserate with my father, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, over the disaster in the ancient Akesan market and indeed, all our people who lost their investments to the raging inferno.
“My prayer is that God will console the victims of other disasters, which had occurred in the last few days.
“These were sad occurrences, and I besiege God to grant the families of the departed the fortitude to bear their irreplaceable losses,” Alli said.
He prayed God to be with the monarch and grant him renewed strength, as succours were being provided to all the affected victims.
Oseni, in his own statement, said he received, with utter dismay, the news of the inferno that gutted the ancient Akesan market in Oyo town.
“This ugly incident, coming at the beginning of the new year, calls for utmost soberness and appropriate attention from everyone, both government and individuals. Its effect, to say the least, is devastating.
“We commiserate with the Alaafin of Oyo and the entire people of Oyo town on this unfortunate incident. May the Almighty, His infinite mercy, bring succour to the affected people,” he said.
While also commiserating with the Oyo State Government, Oseni implored Governor Seyi Makinde to holistically assess the state fire service stations and other apparatus responsible for managing emergency disasters.