A popular politician in Kwara State, Dr Amuda Aluko gave up the ghost on Friday.
He died at the ripe old age of 85.
He was a guber aspirant in 1983 and 1992.
The late Dr Amuda Aluko attended the popular Barewa College where he was classmate of former presidential aspirant, Alhaji Lema Jubril.
He was the first Ilorin indigene to become a medical doctor and the first to establish a private hospital in the state capital which he named as ‘Geri Alimi Hospital’. The hospital was initially at Isale –Oja before having it relocated to the Geri Alimi area of the city.
He was for a good number of years a popular figure in the opposition camp and the coordinator of a group, the ‘Liberation Forum’.
As expected, Aluko was also prominent among the ‘Otooge’ leaders when it became a growing force in Kwara politics last year.
Aluko who got a National honour; Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, OFR, in November 2011 is survived by wives and children including a medical doctor, Dr Akeem Aluko.
Abuja-based successful legal practitioner , Tope Aluko and Canada-based Usman Aluko are also among his children.
Dr. Aluko was honoured with the title of Tafida of Ilorin in November 1986 by the 9th Emir of Ilorin , Alhaji Zulukarnaini Gambari.