Chief Oluwole Awolowo, the only surviving son of Chief Obafemi Awolowo died in a United Kingdom hospital on Wednesday at the age of 70.
A statement by the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of his company, African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc, the publishers of the Tribune newspapers, Mr. Edward Dickson, said;
“Chief Awolowo died 5.40pm Nigerian time at Wellington hospital, St Johnswood, London, following complications arising from a car crash that occurred on September 30, 2006.
“He had been in and out of hospital, home and abroad, since he was involved in the ghastly accident seven years ago on the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway.
“Despite his health challenges following the accident, Chief Awolowo devoted his life to the service of God and was deeply involved in evangelical activities.”
RIP Chief Awolowo.