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The lawmaker representing Akoko North-East/North-West Federal Constituency in Ondo State, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has commiserated with the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, over the death of his mother.
Tunji-Ojo, who is Chairman of the Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission, in a statement issued on Thursday and titled ‘Our Deep Condolences,’ described the late Grace Akeredolu as someone whose wealth of experience was “second to none.”
The statement read, “No matter how long our loved ones live, there comes a time when we must say our goodbyes. We can only pray they leave aged amid the bliss of living a blessed and fulfilled life.
“The demise of Lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu comes at a time we wished she had stayed a little longer. Her stream of knowledge and wealth of experience was second to none.
“It is my prayer that God will grant her soul eternal repose and grant our dear Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), his siblings and other members of the family and the loved ones she left behind the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
“On behalf of my family and the good people of Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency, I send condolences to the first family.”
The governor had earlier on Thursday via his verified Twitter handle, @RotimiAkeredolu, announced the death of his mother.
In a thread of tweets, Akeredolu wrote, “My siblings and I announce, with deepest regret and total submission to the will of the Almighty, the passing into glory of our adorable, dutiful and ever dotting mother, Lady Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu, this morning. She died peacefully in her sleep.
“Though saddened and by the departure of Maami, the one Abiyamo we knew, we are consoled with the knowledge that, even as she transits to eternity, she will be guided by the strong hands of the angels of the light in which she dwelt during her eventful and fruitful sojourn on the terrestrial plane. Maami rest in perfect peace. Burial announcement will be made by the family.”