What ‘Hon Expensive’ represented —Aketi, Mimiko, Agboola, Allover, BTO, Adeogun, Ondo Assembly

Press Statement

Akeredolu Expresses Shock Over Hon. Adedayo Omolafe’s Death

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, receives the news of the death of member of the House Representative, representing Akure South/North Federal Constituency, Hon. Adedayo Omolafe, popularlly known as Expensive, with a heavy heart and rude shock.

Describing the news of the death as devastating, Governor Akeredolu says the reality is too difficult to accept considering that no news of illness was heard about the late lawmaker before his sudden death.

The Governor while recalling his interactions with Adedayo as one of the members of the Green Chamber from the Sunshine State, notes his candour and urbane character.

“Like every mortal, Expensive is gone in fulfillment of the mankind’s inescapable debt. It is painful that such a bright star is gone too soon. For our dear State, this is a big blow dealt by the ugly sting of death. It is a devastating tragedy.

Governor Akeredolu says the late Adedayo was committed to the service of his people, having served as an elected Executive Chairman of Akure South Local Government Area in 2004 and subsequently achieving his desire to represent his people at the National Assembly.

“He was renowned for his generosity, touching lives and making people smile with his act of giving. Adedayo has a track record of service to his people. He was a grassroot politician. His death is a great loss to Akure kingdom and the State in general.

The Governor commiserates with the National Assembly, the people of Akure, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Even with a heavy heart, the Governor particularly condoles the immediate family of the deceased while urging them to take solace in the legacy of his good deeds, especially his philanthropic gestures while he was here.

“May the Almighty God grant him eternal rest and keep him in his bosom,” he prays.

Richard Olatunde
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.

August 16, 2021.

Omolafe’s exit a huge loss – Mimiko

Dr Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, has described the death of the lawmaker representing Akure North/South federal constituency of Ondo state in the national assembly, Hon Adedayo Omolafe, popularly called Expensive, as a huge loss to the Akure people and Ondo State in general.

Mimiko, in a statement by John Paul Akinduro, his Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications, said the death of the federal lawmaker has left a big vacuum that may be difficult to fill.

“I am profoundly sad to learn of the passing to the great beyond of one of the most-loved and illustrious sons of Akure, Ifedayo Omolafe, also known as Expensive. “Although, death is inevitable, Omolafe’s exit is a rude shock. His incredible ability to connect with the people, the high and the lowly alike, is one major value he will be leaving behind.

“Expensive had unquantifiable amount of street credibility and respectability uncommon among the elite.

He was known and respected by the commoners, who he gave time and energy to court and serve,” the former governor said.

Mimiko condoled his family, the people of Akure, his constituency and his political associates for the irreparable loss.

Hon Omolafe’s Demise Shocking, Akinyelure

The Senator representing Ondo Central on the Platform of the People’s Democratic Party, and Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Distinguished Senator Ayo Akinyelure (Allover), FCA, has described the sudden death of Hon Isaac Adedayo Omolafe (Expensive) as shocking and unbelievable.

In a condolence message signed on his behalf by his SA (Media & Strategy), Charles Akinwon, the Distinguished Senator, who is currently on a 5-day Conference in Houston, USA OTC-Oil Technology Conference, received the shocking news with mixed feeling.

“This is devastating and I find it hard to believe. This is a young man who has touched people’s lives through his philanthropic gesture. He will definitely be missed by us all”, the statement added.

Akinyelure who promised to visit the family immediately he arrives from his oversea trip condole with his immediate family, people of Akure South/North Federal Constituency and the PDP family in general.

“I pray God to grant him eternal rest and give the family the fortitude to bear this great loss”, the statement concluded.

Charles Akinwon,
SA (Media & Strategy)

Sudden demise of Omolade Adedayo Expensive is very disturbing – Sen Tofowomo

Nicholas Tofowomo, the Senator representing Ondo South at the Senate, has described the news of the death of the Federal Lawmaker representing Akure South/Akure North in the House of Representatives, Hon. Adedayo Akomolafe, popularly known as Expensive as disturbing.

Tofowomo who expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased on Monday at Ileoluji said death is inevitable but said that of “Adedayo is very unfortunate and untimely”

Adding that: “it is a big loss to his family, the PDP and Ondo State at large.”

“I condole with his entire family. Though death is inevitable but this one is very unfortunate and untimely. Honestly, it is sad and very disturbing. May God be with his family,” Sen Tofowomo added.


Akinrinlola Olumide,
SA Media and Publicity,
To the Senator.

August 16, 2021.


Today, we are all struck deeply by the sudden departure of a colleague, brother and patriot. It remains a painful experience to know that a peaceful, calm and humble congressman like Hon Adedayo Omolafe will no longer be alive to contribute his quota to the development of Ondo state and Nigeria.

True to his name, Hon Adedayo Omolafe was quite ‘expensive’ in service. He was a man who did everything legitimate to help his people genuinely. He was never shy or proud to seek help and whatever that will benefit his constituents. His passion was great and his calm disposition attracted others to him.

Death is such a terrible spoiler but we take solace in the good works he has done and his legacy of meritorious service especially to the downtrodden. The crowd of people who throng your house for one assistance or the other can never forget your invaluable contributions.

One thing is sure. It’s the fact that your memory is etched in our minds forever. May your soul find rest in the hereafter. On behalf of the good people of Akoko South East and West federal constituency, we pray and sympathise with the entire Akure kingdom on this painful loss of their illustrious son.

Signed :
Abire Sunday Olugbenga
Special Assistant, Media and Publicity.
16th August, 2021.

Omolafe Adedayo: We Have Lost A Political Colossus

I  received the sad news of the sudden death of Honourable Isaac Omolafe Adedayo  (Expensive) member of the House of Representatives representing Akure South/Akure North Federal Constituency, with great shock and a heavy heart.

I am particularly saddened that he  (Expensive )died at the early hours of 16th Monday August, 2021, when there was no prior knowledge of any illness.

I am heartbroken that   Honourable Isaac Omolafe Adedayo  (Expensive) – an astute politician and grassroots mobiliser passed on at a time he was  giving his best to the service of the nation and the people who elected him.

He was a party man, generous and friendly to all irrespective of political divides. He was a politician of note and detribalised statesman. We were both  chairmen of our respective local government areas between 2003-2007.

My close friend and Brother , I never knew it was going to be our last conversation when I returned your calls last Saturday- 14th August,2021, and you told me that you were  attending a friends get together party .

Let me at this juncture extend my  heart-felt condolences  to his wife, children, particularly the Akures and the good people of Ondo State in general for this great loss.

His demise has created a big vacuum in the political arena of Ondo State that will be difficult to fill. May his soul find eternal rest.

Adiu ATARI-AJANAKU and the MAYOR of AKURE politics.

His Excellency Chief Alfred Agboola Ajayi
Former Deputy Governor of Ondo state (2017-2021)


Lawmakers in the Ondo State House of Assembly have expressed shock at the sudden death of Honourable Adedayo Omolafe,the Lawmaker representing Akure North and South Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.

In a release,the Lawmakers described Late Honourable Omolafe as an astute politician who wield a great influence among his people and political associates.

” His philanthropy was unrivalled amongst the political elites and his followers,little wonder his popularity soared so high among the political class”

“Although death is an inevitable end to all mortal being, the demise of Honourable Adedayo Omolafe (a.k.a Expensive) is a collosal loss to  Akure,Ondo State and Nigeria as a whole”.

“The death of Honourable Omolafe is Quite a sad,rude, shocking and devastating news to us”

As a grassroots politician,late Adedayo Omolafe during his lifetime served as Akure South Local Government Chairman, Chairman Ondo State Development and Property Corporation,before he was elected as the Federal Law Maker representing Akure North/Akure South Federal Constituency.

While noting that Honourable Omolafe would be sorely missed by his people whom he served diligently and honestly,the Lawmakers sympathized with the immediate family,his political associates,Ondo State Government and the Federal Republic of Nigeria most especially our colleagues in the Ondo State House of Assembly representing Akure North And Akure South state constituencies.

“May his soul rest in perfect peace and may God grant the family he left behind the fortitude to bear the great loss”.

Akogun Olugbenga Omole,
Chairman House Committee on Information Youth and Sports Development.
August 16,2021.


Words cannot fully explain how we feel about the passing away of our dear brother, Hon. Ifedayo Omolafe, popularly called Expensive by his many admirers, who until the time of his unfortunate demise was a Member of the House of Representatives representing Akure North/Akure South Federal Constituency in the Green Chamber.

His loss is an irreparable one and we all greatly sorrow over this painful exit. His entire existence and politics was one which served as a blessing to many directly and indirectly. While he lived, he upheld the finest of qualities and attributes which set him apart amongst his contemporaries.

Although he was in an opposition political party I recall that when he arrived Abuja to resume legislative duties he was the first to pay a courtesy call on me to ask that we work together for the benefit of our dear State.

We will indeed miss Hon. OMOLAFE. I pray that God will give his family and the entire people of Ondo State the fortitude to bear this loss. May his soul Rest In Peace.

Engr. Ife Oyedele
APC Chieftain.


The federal lawmaker representing Akoko North East and North West Federal Constituency, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo (BTO) has expressed grief over the passing of his colleague at the green chamber, Hon. Adedayo Omolafe.

Tunji-Ojo who expressed his condolence in a statement by his Special Adviser on New Media, Alao Babatunde also commiserated with the family of the departed and prayed God grants them the fortitude to bear the grave loss.

The Chairman House Committee on NDDC who recalled the life and times of the federal lawmaker,  Popularly called “Expensive, who represented Akure South and North federal constituency described him as a man loved at the grassroots.

He said, “The poor and the needy were your favourites, you had respect for all, you became a name that depicted humility, generosity and philanthropy. You were a colleague, diligent and shrewd. Altogether, you were phenomenal.

“The sun  has indeed set for a shining star in Akure and  Ondo State because our beloved has gone home.

“Goodnight and goodbye my brother, friend and confidant. The pain is beyond what words can express. Black monday indeed. Adieu my own Expensive.”

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