The Ogun state governorship candidate of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Prof David Bamgbose, has died.
Bamgbose, a Professor of Educational Management, died one week after he was unveiled last Saturday by the Chairman of the party, Samson Ogunsanya after a meeting with leaders and stakeholders of the party in Abeokuta.
He was governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before he stepped down for Ladi Adebutu who later emerged the Party’s candidate.
He, however, said he left PDP for PRP because of the “injustice” meted out to him.
Daily Trust reports that Bamgbose died at the Lantoro Hospital, Abeokuta after a brief illness on Friday morning.
His Personal Assistant, Mr Oduntan Olayemi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
He said Bamgbose, who was also a cleric, had complained of being tired previous day, and was taken to hospital around Olomore, where be was referred to Federal Medical Central, (FMC), Abeokuta.
“He complained of tiredness on yesterday and we decided to take him to an hospital around Olomore. We were referred to FMC for further checks
“We opted for the state hospital, Lantoro, because of the urgency and he was admitted at the emergency ward where he was administered oxygen till today (Friday).
“I got back to the hospital this morning and I met him breathing too fast and heavy. I got a call from where I went to get him some prescribed medication that he had passed on,” Olayemi narrated.
Bamgbose is survived by his wife, Mary, and six children.