Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has described the death of Prof Omo Omoruyi, one-time Director-General of the Centre for Democratic Studies as a personal loss, a loss to Edo State and the nation.
The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria said “Prof Omoruyi’s death is particularly painful because he was a personal friend and confidant.
“I will always remember his unqualified contributions to my Gubernatorial campaign in 2007 as Director-General of my campaign Organisation and as Governor, I was also able to tap from his well of knowledge in the governance of the state.
“His death has robbed Edo state and Nigeria of a forthright man, a great intellectual, a man who gave his all in his service to the nation. His contributions to the development of our democracy remain indelible.
“We feel pained that death robbed us of Prof Omoruyi at this point when his voice and contributions to burning national issues would have carried immense weight.