Ajimobi commiserates with Akande over wife’s death

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has commiserated with the former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, over the death of his wife, Omowumi.
Mrs. Akande died during a brief illness at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, on Tuesday, at the age of 73.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, on Wednesday, the governor described the death of the APC stalwart as painful and disheartening.
Ajimobi, who said he received the news of Mama Akande’s death with rude shock, described the deceased as a pride to womanhood and pillar of support to her husband.
He said, “In the face of the ups and downs in Baba Akande’s political odyssey, Mama stood by him like a strong pillar. For the 51 years that they had been together as husband and wife, she never wavered in keeping the home front together.
“Mama Akande was an epitome of motherhood and pillar of support to both her immediate and extended families. She was pleasant, easy-going and was always there for us, her husband’s political disciples.
“The story of Baba’s eventful and successful political career cannot be fully written without a prominent mention of the invaluable role and dedication of Mama at each stop.’’
The governor said that Mrs. Akande would be sorely missed by the progressives fold for her wise counsel which, according to him, served as the needed tonic during their many struggles and travails.
While praying for the repose of the soul of the decease, Ajimobi urged the former governor of Osun State not to mourn, but to celebrate her wife for living a fulfilled life and for being a blessing to his family.
The governor prayed that God should grant Akande and the children the fortitude to bear the loss.

Osinbajo preaches unity at prayers for Omowunmi Akande

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday called on Nigerians to be united, saying this is the only way the nation could attain greatness.

Osinbajo made the call in Ila-Orangun at the fidau held for the late Mrs Omowunmi Akande, the wife of a former Osun state governor and elder statesman, Chief Bisi Akande.

Osinbajo was in the Ila-Orangun country home of the Akandes to commiserate with the former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I assure you all that the present administration is not just poised at giving leadership in the country but to give quality leadership built on morals and integrity,’’ Osinbajo said at the event.

The acting president also prayed for God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Also speaking, Alhaji Jamiu Kewuyemi, the Leader of the League of Alfas in Ila-Orangun, urged political leaders in the country to imbibe the fear of God in all they do.

“Death is inevitable and we all shall taste it. We must all embrace the righteous path in the interest of our hereafter.

“We thank God that our mama lived a fulfilled life. May Allah forgive her shortcomings and grant her eternal rest,’’ he said.

Dignitaries present at the fidau included APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as well as Governors Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun) and Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo).

Also present were retired Gen. Alani Akinrinade, Chief Segun Oni, APC National Deputy Chairman (South) and former IGP Tafa Balogun.

Osun Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori and Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, a former EFCC chairman, were also there.

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