Monday, 7 October 2013

'I thought my son would succeed me" - Grief-stricken Olu Falae

Chief Olu Falae lost his son, Deji Falae, on Thursday 3rd October in the Associated Airline plane which crashed shortly after take-off. The former Secretary to the Federal Government said he lost a political successor in his son. Deji, who was the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, led the state government’s delegation to accompany the corpse of former Ondo State governor, Chief Olusegun Agagu from Lagos to Akure, for the a state burial.

Falae, who was still grieving over the loss, told the visiting Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, that he had reached the peak of his political sojourn.

“I was looking forward to seeing Deji take over from me, because I have reached the peak of my being in politics. I will miss him so much,” he said.

Tambuwal had visited the home of the chieftain to commiserate with him and his family over the Thursday plane crash. Tambuwal said Deji was his friend and had sent useful text messages to him on how to move the country forward, four days before the unfortunate incident. 



  1. That's the thought of any good parent but fate don't demand questions. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

  2. Ok sir! U wanted ur son to succeed in politics abi? Which means all ye old politicians do not hav plans of allowing ordinary n qualified citizens to get to power in dz country,it must b a family affair! Hmmm well our living God is watching all of u

  3. This man has lost his son, should he be concerned with who will succeed him in nigerian politics? Why do politicians feel,like being in power is their birthright? He should stick to the loss of his son and forget about politics for a day.

  4. I heard Deji was a good man from those in Ondo govt. But your statement bewilders me. politics is not about familial succession as common sense is not an inherited trait. Politics is about selection of who the people want to push their agenda based on their comfort level with that person. Your father being a politician does not make you a politician. Look at political dynasties in the west and see for yourself if political rightness is hereditary. Try Kennedy dynasty -what happened to the generation after ted, robert and john?

  5. Politics is so profitable in Nigeria that you want your son to take over from you? Okay o

  6. Lets me humain the man just lost his son should we blame him for his wors! when i was Young my father wanted me to follow his steps as a transporter. common he is a man like you too. May his soul rest in perfect peace.


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